A survey conducted by Training magazine and The Ken Blanchard Companies found that 89 percent of those polled want to meet with their manager at least monthly, and 44 percent want to meet weekly.
The majority of respondents are looking for either 30 or 60 minutes of one-on-one time with their manager on a regular basis.
The survey also identified six specific topics that direct reports want more discussion around in their one-on-ones:
- Goal setting
- Goal review
- Performance feedback
- Problem solving
- Soliciting support
- Problems with colleagues
Of these, the topic that is most often neglected is Problems with colleagues. An astounding 64 percent of respondents wish they could talk with their manager about problems with colleagues either “often” or “all the time,” but only 8 percent actually do.
Tips to get the most from your one-on-one
For the direct report:
- Update your manager on what has happened since your last…
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