The Bay Area Engineering Managers Support Group took a look at One-on-One meetings in February. I promised the group that I would publish my suggested agenda for a one-on-one as well some pointers to further reading. Here it is.
Here is a suggested agenda:
- How are things going personally?
- How are things going at work?
- Action Item Report: Manager
- Action Item Report: Report
- Feedback (+ and/or -)
- Annual Review Goals
- Personalized News (down-flow)
- Anything Else?
- Action Items for Next Time
Here are some links for further reading and listening:
Manager Tools. Mark Horstman and Michael Auzenne do a good podcast series on management, and one-on-ones are one of the four parts of their management trinity (Their name not mine!). Here is link to some of their stuff related to one-on-ones, including a template that takes a different approach than I do.
How to Have Great One-on-ones, Leaders as Chief Conversation Facilitators
Ed Gibbs talks about his experience using one-on-ones.