Five Tips for Better One-on-One Meetings

In this short video, learn strategies that managers and their direct reports can use to make one-on-ones more productive and less stressful.

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One-on-one meetings are among the best opportunities for relationship-building that we’re afforded at work. But when run badly, they can feel like an unproductive use of people’s time. Mistake No. 1: viewing these check-ins as another task list item to check off. With planning and forethought, you can take your one-on-one meetings to the next level.

In this brief video, MIT Sloan Management Review contributing editor Leslie Brokaw summarizes how to improve your one-on-ones, with highlights from Jessica Wisdom’s article, “Five Ways to Make Your One-on-One Meetings More Effective.” These strategies can help both managers and employees up their one-on-one game to boost productivity, reduce stress, and greatly improve their working relationship.

Video Credits

Leslie Brokaw is a contributing editor at MIT Sloan Management Review.

M. Shawn Read is the multimedia editor at MIT Sloan Management Review.

Dan Pinnolis is a visual designer at MIT Sloan Management Review.


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