If you want to build better relationships between managers and team members, having regular one-on-one meetings helps.
These sync ups aren’t just to manage the day-to-day work. If you’re spending your one-on-ones only going through tasks, you’re missing an opportunity to use the meeting to help employees thrive.
A one-on-one meeting is a good time to address workplace issues, check in on performance outside of an annual review, and know what is keeping employees engaged.
Good questions for one-on-one meetings cover how an employee is feeling at work, what their career goals are, and seek feedback about their challenges.
For managers, a one-on-one meeting is also a chance to find out how you are doing, and seek upward feedback to help you be a better leader and mentor.
Free templates for one-on-one meetings
Despite the same theme, not all one-on-one’s follow exactly the same agenda template.
The one-on-one meeting agenda can vary based on the roles and relationships of both parties, as well as whether the team member is remote. It also changes depending on how often the one-on-one meeting is occurring, whether that be weekly, monthly, and so forth.
On this page are sample one-on-one meeting agendas for you to use, copy, or even download as Word Docs or copy as Google Docs.
For more tips on having great one-on-one’s, also check out the FAQ at the bottom of this page or visit our whole library which includes 80+ agenda template examples. 👇