If you're a manager or provide services to them in your organization, here are some tips I've found helpful that work for me.
1. Do one-on-one meetings every other week, not weekly at the very most. Why? Too much time in meetings brings up the same issues over and over, and produces reliance on you to tell your staff everything.
2. Make your one-on-one meetings only 30 minutes? This makes the staff prioritize their needs and gives them the floor for 10 minutes to discuss their issues, not 50 minutes or longer. Save the second 10 minutes for updates you need and the last 10 minutes for performance feedback (documented, of course) or development goal conversations.
3. Create a system to allow you to approve what's important and yet still let your staff be creative. I have a bi-weekly work product review with my staff. Your needs may vary on how often to meet.
Bonus Tip: When discussing work product, never accept work that's not thought through, flushed out or almost complete. Let the staff develop what needed first, then coach them from there.
What's your favorite management tips for your staff?
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