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Many managers and employees approach weekly 1-on-1 meetings as quick, casual check-ins, but they can – and should be – so much more. Effective 1-on-1 meetings should be intentional, thoughtful check-ins that address productivity, alignment, and professional growth. They are one of the few moments a week when your direct report gets your uninterrupted attention, so it’s important to come prepared and make the most out of everyone’s time.
When it comes to learning how to run a good 1-on-1 meeting, it’s important to keep in mind that every employee is different and you