How to optimize one-on-one meetings

A survey confirms the importance of face-to-face discussions, but doing it right requires clear objectives, open dialogue and giving employees specific feedback on how to succeed.

In-person meetings are essential to doing business—but how do you get the most out of them?

To learn more about optimizing one-on-ones, Soapbox polled 1,000 managers and employees across North America.

Here are the main takeaways from the survey:

1. Managers and employees agree that one-on-ones are important. Although one-on-ones are common practice in many organizations, people’s expectations and feelings about their efficacy vary considerably.

2. Managers and employees disagree on how well meetings are conducted. The survey found that managers were far more bullish about the benefits that one-on-ones were having on their team.

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