When carried out correctly, one-to-one reviews can be an excellent tool for both managers and their employees and is a tremendous way of monitoring individual performance and development.
Managers who have regular one-to-ones with their employees often find that their employees feel a sense of improved morale and engagement, increased productivity and have walked away from the check-in with a clear overview of their goals and expectations. Employees may sometimes feel a lack of understanding of their overall performance and progress. One-to-ones gives them access to both short-term and long-term insights into their performance.
Employees can benefit from the one-to-one with a clear understanding of what’s expected of them and provides them with an opportunity to show off their accomplishments, which otherwise may be missed out on. As these regular check-ins build a better rapport between employees and supervisors, it creates an opportunity to make any obstacles or issues known, leaving employees feeling like they can express themselves and be listened to.