As the third part of his awesome article "The Five Meetings Every CEO Should Lead", Dave Bailey explores 1:1s as a way of managing and updating expectations. You can see the full article below.
The Five Meetings Every CEO Should Lead
When your whole company works in the same room, news gets around fast. Impromptu meetings, discussions over lunch, and overheard phone calls mean the team usually has a good idea of what's going on. But as a company grows, more formal methods of communication are needed to keep everyone in the loop.
The purpose of a one-on-one is to coach individual team members on their personal development by talking through issues in their work, and to set expectations on both sides. This might involve reflecting on key challenges, identifying ways to improve, and clarifying priorities.