Why One-on-One Meetings Suck and What We Can Do About It by Kyle Evans

If you’re like me, you’ve probably experienced a variety of terrible one-on-one meetings.

As an employee, maybe you’ve seen the calendar reminder pop up and you’ve rolled your eyes, hoping that your manager will cancel or something else will come up. Or when the meeting actually happens, it quickly devolves into a boring status update. Or maybe you’ve been in a different situation where you really need to talk with your manager and are looking forward to finally getting a chance during your one-on-one meeting, only to have it canceled for the umpteenth time.

As a manager, you’ve probably maybe you’ve viewed these meetings as good opportunities to get status reports or “touch base.” Or maybe a quick chance to check in and then check it off the list so you can get onto other things, without giving it much thought.

Given how ubiquitous one-on-one meetings are, why are they so bad? And what can we do to make them not suck?

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