We usually use 1:1s to catch a quick update or deliver/receive feedback. But the next one can be the most fertile opportunity to get the needed one-up at work or develop a relationship that may leap to a new door tomorrow. Here are our top 5 tips to get you rolling.
#1 Value Time ⏰
Walking into a 1:1 without a clear agenda is like trying to tame a bear for the first time. Both will be drained in an hour, time will be up and outcomes will be sparse. Pen down your why’s and rally accordingly.
#2 Be Present 🤼♀️
Actively work towards keeping the discussion as per the agenda. Be cognisant of peripheral ideas, deviations & conjecture. Jot actionables ‘together’. Note how they feel about them. Do they look forward to accomplishing them? Are they bored by it?
#3 Tool Up 🛠
Tools are a great way to keep the conversation fresh days after. Pick a note taking/task mangmnt/productivity app that suits your style & is easy to consume when on review. Also, don’t hesitate to request the attendee to slow down while you’re arranging your points.
#4 Keep it open 🤝
Every conversation is a learning exercise. Make the person feel at ease to share their feedbacks/failures/learnings with you. People may forget specifics about you, but never how you make them feel.
#5 Action from experience 🏋🏻♀️
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