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Start the week with one-on-ones

By Taskmaster
Wednesday, 02 May 2012

Taskmaster

This article first appeared May 13, 2011.

 

Here’s a simple task to get your week off to a good start and reconnect with your employees – spend an hour or two sitting at the desk of your employee and talking about the week ahead.

 

It’s a great way to combine some morale boosting with some performance management and some goal setting.

 

Find out about your employee’s weekend, and then get down to business. Some things to cover off include:

  • Their most recent project/task.
  • How that project/task went.
  • What they learnt from that project/task.
  • What they are working on now.
  • What help/support/advice they need with that project.
  • Any issues they are having not related to their work.

Make it quick, make it friendly, make it relatively informal. But it’s a great way to take the pulse of the office and ensure everyone is one track.

 

Get it done – today!

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Don't do this. It's crazy.
Your employees will dread Mondays so badly they will probably start looking for alternative work.

Remember: Certainly customers are more important than staff, but if you frighten off staff you will never get anywhere, ever. Staff do not like this level of micromanagement, and their resentment will manifest in letters of resignation popping up as a little random surprise in your Inbox.

Don't do this.
NoNo NoNoNo , May 03, 2012
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