1-on-1 Management is set of proven management principles that can be used immediately to build trust, improve communication, and create a positive work environment -- a step-by-step approach to effective management that creates real and lasting results.
The objective of 1-on-1 Management is to create an environment that engages employees, satisﬁes the employees' need to be valued, and establishes a lasting trust between managers and employees. Unquestionably, this is a tall order -- one that will require a signiﬁcant investment of time and energy by a manager who most likely doesn't feel there is enough time in the day to finish the workload.
However, what is the alternative? In order to create that workplace environment, managers have to accept that they bear the primary responsibility for employee engagement, accountability, and performance.
If you doubt that to be true, simply ask yourself these three questions:
- Who hires the employees?
- Who trains them?
- Who leads them?
This is one of the things that great managers know! They know that their primary responsibility is to develop the potential of people. More importantly, they have learned the skills to do exactly that. They also recognize that managing is about leading, and leading is dependent upon developing a relationship of trust; that trust precedes commitment and commitment is necessary for extraordinary performance.