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Who is responsible for owning 1-on-1 meetings? Some people argue that the manager should lead the charge since they’re technically “the boss.” Others claim the direct report should be responsible because these meetings are primarily for their benefit. At Culture Amp, instead of one or the other we advocate for shared ownership of 1-on-1 conversations.
Why we advocate for shared ownership of 1-on-1s
It’s critical for 1-on-1s to be co-created by both managers and their direct reports. There are a few reasons why:
1-on-1s are beneficial for both the manager and the direct