A light hearted look at coaching conversations
Regular one-on-one meetings with team members are one of the most useful tools in a manager’s kit bag. They are simply conversations between a leader and their team member where they talk about how things are going. What’s going well and what needs to change. It’s very much a two way communication. They’re a great way to know team members better and be aware of all the things, at work and outside work, that might be inhibiting a person’s ability to do their job.
So why don’t more managers use them? The answer is usually that they either aren’t aware of the need to do them or they aren’t sure how to do them.