How Much Value Do You Get from One-on-One Meetings With Your Direct Reports?

A Harvard Business Review article from March contains an excellent discussion about the value of having regular one-on-one meetings with your subordinates.  Sometimes, when their calendar becomes over-filled, a manager could be tempted to temporarily or permanently stop having one-on-one meetings with their subordinates.  This has many consequences, however, and this article explains why this is not a good idea.  Cutting regular one-on-one meetings can create larger communication problems than one might expect, and send the message to subordinates that they are not important to you – a factor that can  have huge and difficult to quantify costs.  I won’t write more here as I feel the article is good enough to simply share with you. I will add analysis later, possibly in response to your comments.

Thanks for reading — Tim


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