2019State of One-on-ones Report
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We are proud to present an in-depth look into how managers approach one-on-ones.
The State of One-on-ones report uses data collected from over 200 different managers from various industries and fields of expertise to present a holistic view of how managers approach one-on-one meetings. Scroll through some of the key findings and download the full report for industry breakdowns, remote work statistics, and more.
75% of managers reported discussing growth and development in one-on-ones with their team, while only 23% discuss alignment to company mission. Nearly half of managers surveyed report that the agenda for one-on-one meetings is a shared responsibility.
The biggest challenge managers reported having with one-on-ones is ensuring they are providing value to their direct reports. An overwhelming 68% of managers say juggling their responsibilities along with managing a team is their biggest challenge as a people leader.
The top 3 challenges managers face when it comes to one-on-one meetings are:
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Ensuring I’m providing value to my direct report
Getting my direct reports to contribute to the agenda
Having meaningful productive conversations
Personal productivity/note-taking tools
(Google docs, Apple notes, etc)
Pen and paper
(Slack, Microsoft Teams, etc)
1:1 and team meeting software
(SoapBox, Humbledot, etc)
Project management tool
(Asana, Trello, etc)
(Wiki, HR, collaboration tools)
54% of managers say they use Slack as their primary communication tool with their team. 41% of managers said they use personal productivity tools for one-on-one meetings.
Download the full report for more insight into:
- Remote vs onsite managers (who has a harder time retaining employees?)
- Do larger organizations run one-on-ones differently from smaller organizations?
- Do tech and software companies approach one-on-ones uniquely?
- Which departments spend the most time in one-on-one meetings?