It is easy to let 1-on-1 meetings become monotonous and basically turn into boring status updates.
As a leader, it is best to handle status updates separately, as the value of a 1-on-1 is in uncovering the goals, motivations, and job concerns of each team member. Keep your 1-on-1s engaging and producing results by following the aforementioned six steps.
Effective 1-on-1s reveal concerns you wouldn’t hear about otherwise. When done well, they heighten engagement and bring purpose to the work everyone on the team is doing.