A version of this article originally appeared on the blog of Boost, a New Zealand–based company that designs and builds web and mobile apps. EO member Nathan Donaldson is the founder and CEO of Boost.
As a leader, manager or coach, do you feel fully engaged with your team? Or perhaps, like many of us, you’ve fallen into a rut—having brief catch-ups when something’s gone wrong or completing performance reviews as part of your annual to-do list.
Here’s a solution for employee development and engagement that’s worked well for our organization: more frequent one-on-meetings. At Boost, each of us has a fortnightly meeting with one of our Agile coaches. Supporting and developing the people on your team is not only personally rewarding, but will lead to a stronger organization overall. Here’s how we approach one-on-ones, but you may find a way that suits your role and your company better.