Decrease employee turnover with this one simple management technique

Consultants at The Ken Blanchard Companies have been recommending short bi-weekly conversations between managers and direct reports for over 20 years. The reason? They work in decreasing intentions to leave a company.  In this short video, I share a quick story about the impact regular one-on-ones have on improving employee relationships.

Why don’t more managers schedule regular one-on-ones? Time pressure is one factor but sometimes uncertainty on what to discuss can also be a problem. But as this story explains, managers are not expected to have all the answers.

Ready to take a second look at one-on-ones? Here are three posts to offer you help and encouragement if you are ready to make one-on-ones a part of your management skill set in 2017.

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Could You Be More Coach-like in Your One-on-One Conversations? Consistently, the data shows strong correlations between a leader’s coaching effectiveness and measures of employee commitment…


Need More Time? How Recurring One-on-One Meetings Can HelpHandsome young man I recently coached an ambitious sales person with ten direct reports after he attended a three-day Managing People workshop…


Businesspeople With Digital Tablet Having Meeting InOfficeGetting the Most from Your One-on-One Conversations: 6 Tips for Managers and Team Members A recent survey conducted by Training magazine found that 89 percent of those polled want to meet with their manager at least monthly, and 44 percent want …

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