The Best questions to ask employees during one-on-one meetings

ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS ARE THE HEART OF MANAGING

Termed “The Meeting I Never Miss” by Fast Company Magazine

One On One meetings with staff are one of those under appreciated management arts. Do One on Ones done right they will put you on the path to management Nirvana. Instead of trying harder, turn your meetings around by asking the right employee One on One meeting questions. Sometimes less is more. By getting your employees to do the talking, you can get better results than by doing all the talking yourself. 

PS: Ask the right questions at the right time. There are four distinct sections in a one on one meeting agenda.

Bonuses:

  1. Best Practice One-on-One Form your you to download
  2. One-on-One meeting Agenda that you must cover for effective One-on-Ones
  3. One-on-One email invite to inform and motivate your employees
  4. 3 Steps 2 Easy 1 on 1s: The quickest way to awesome One-on-One meetings

Don't do another One-on-One meeting until you've tried this


One-on-One meetings: the single best way to manage employees. Find out how to take care of almost all of your management duties in one go.

PS - Are you an employee looking for help with your One-on-ones with your boss? Get your form here

MAKE EFFECTIVE ONE-ON-ONES THE HEART OF YOUR MANAGEMENT PRACTICE

One on One Meetings

Being a Boss is hard work - in addition to your own work, you are responsible for the work of your employees. People are complex, managing is stressful and sucks up your time. How your people perform determines whether you're stuck in the office on the weekends or if your career, earnings and happiness will fly.

The One-on-One Meeting with your employee is the heart of your managing practice because this is where you can do almost all of your management responsibilities in one go. Our best practice One-on-One download will show you the four essential sections of successful One-on-One Meetings with your employees. And the optional online video training will show you how to get started all the way up to expert level. This is essential for new managers yet still packed with heaps of best practice for experienced bosses. 

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WHAT WILL THIS DO FOR YOU?

Do one-on-ones right and you will:

  1. Save yourself management time by concentrating your management into super efficient time slots
  2. Motivate your employees to higher productivity and better job satisfaction
  3. Improve your own earnings and career with better boss skills and maybe best of all:
  4. Have the confidence and peace of mind that you know what you're doing and everything is taken care of

Sounds too good to be true? It's absolutely free to find out and only takes a few minutes to get going. What are you waiting for?

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FAQS

DOES THIS INCLUDE A ONE ON ONE MEETING AGENDA?

Yes the One on One training includes One on One Meeting Templates for Word. You'll get a one to one form and one to one meeting agenda that both you and your employee can use.

IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A 121 MEETING, 1-2-1 MEETING, ONE ON ONE MEETING OR ONE TO ONES?

No, these are all just different names for the same meeting. What is important is that this is for a meeting between the manager and the employee without any other attendees.

WHERE DO I GET A ONE ON ONE FORM DOWNLOAD?

Join the course and you will get a free one on one form to download. This includes your 1-2-1 Template.

HOW DO I HAVE EFFECTIVE ONE ON ONE MEETINGS WITH EMPLOYEES?

Simple: Join by clicking on the registration button. Download the One to One worksheet and do the free training provided. This will show you how to have effective One-to-Ones with your employees at work.

HOW DO I HAVE BETTER ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS WITH MY BOSS?

Please note that this page is One on Ones for Managers. If you are an employee looking to find out what to do in a One on One Meeting With Your Boss, please see the complimentary employee course: One on One Meetings With Your Boss The course includes a One on One Discussion Template and will show you:

  • How to prepare for one on one meetings with your boss,
  • Your role in one on ones,
  • Good questions to ask during one on one meetings with manager.

WHAT ARE GOOD QUESTIONS TO ASK DURING ONE ON ONE MEETINGS?

During one on one meetings with staff my favorite is "What do you want to speak to me about?" because you want your employee to share the most important things on their minds. Once your employees have done the training they know what they're meant to do which takes the pressure off you as a boss. A vital question is: "What are your priorities for the week ahead?" For a good One on One Discussion Template download the 1-2-1 Template and you'll also get tips including what questions to ask during one on one meetings with manager.

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO KEEP TRACK OF ONE ON ONE MEETINGS WITH STAFF?

A good one to one form will not only help you keep track of one on one meetings with staff, but it will also show you a good one on one meeting agenda. When you do the course you'll have access to One on One Meeting Templates for Word including a One to One Download.

WHERE CAN I GET A ONE ON ONE MEETING REQUEST EMAIL SAMPLE?

The mini-course includes a One on One Meeting Request Email Sample that you can download and customize. The One on One Meeting Invitation will explain:

  • Why you are starting a one on one process,
  • The benefits of effective one on one meetings for them and you,
  • How the one on one meetings will be scheduled.

So don't forget to download your One on One Meeting Invitation together with your one to one download.

Good luck with your one on one meetings with staff


The Management Foundations - Fundamental Manager Skills to make Managing Easy Jpeg

Performance Relationships (through One-on-Ones) are a fundamental management skill. The other key skills that make up the Management Foundations are:

 
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