One-on-ones facilitate quick syncing and relationship building.

This is an intentional opportunity to learn what’s on someone else’s mind. Sometimes this will be something negative, but engaging in comiseration will make the problem worse. This is a natural forum to discuss feedback as well. Feedback and all other discussion points benefit from being added to a shared record. Progress reports are a natural interest, but should generally be avoided unless someone is working on something more distant.rF2 More specific questions will offer a better picture than open-ended questions.

  1. Camille Fournier, The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change, ed. Laurel Ruma, First Edition (Beijing: O’Reilly, 2017). (See notes.)