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Suggested talking points for your 1:1 meeting with your manager.
Suggested talking points for your 1:1 meeting with your manager.
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Written by Jesús Cerviño
Updated over a week ago

Although your manager is the one who schedules 1:1 meetings, the greatest benefits from these encounters are for you. This is a chance to have a dedicated space to talk about your needs, doubts or aspirations.

Acknowledging the importance of this meeting, we would like to offer you a list of questions you can use to prepare the agenda of your 1:1s in the best possible way.

Talking points aiming to:

  • Questions about our relationship and teamwork.

  • Questions about my personal and career development.

  • Questions about the team.

  • Questions about the company.


💡 Pro-tip. Don’t add too many talking points to the agenda, try to be concise and talk about what really matters. A 1:1 is not to discuss the status of your tasks, it’s the perfect moment to talk about what matters to you.

Questions about our relationship and teamwork.

  • Is there something you would like to know about me?

  • What is that you value the most about my attitude?

  • Do you think I communicate clearly?

  • What would you improve from the feedback I give you? Is there any way I could improve it?

  • What 3 aspects within the working sphere I should improve?

  • What do you like the most about me as an employee? and the least?

  • How do you see myself as for the rest of the team?

  • What do you think about my relationship with the rest of the team?

Questions about my personal and career development.

  • Does my working evolution match your expectations?

  • Are my motivation and autonomy levels aligned with what the company expect?

  • From 0 to 10, How satisfied are you with my performance/attitude/evolution?

  • Have you appreciated an evolution regarding my career goals?

  • What should I do to accomplish my career goals?

  • Do you think I am performing adequately in relation to my goals?

  • What role could I have in the company within a few years?

  • In terms of work, what is my greatest strength?

  • In terms of work, what way should I follow?

  • What are my next steps in the company?

  • Is there any course, training or book you would recommend me?

Questions about the team.

  • What aspects of the team would you highlight?

  • Where could we improve as a team?

  • What is that you value the most of a team?

  • What is that you value the most of our team?

  • What development plan do you have in mind for the team?

  • What is the greatest problem we have as a team? How can we solve it?

  • From 0 to 10, how motivated our team feels?

  • What do we have to do to have an excellent team environment?

  • From 0 to 10, how satisfied are you with the team development?

  • Do you think we communicate effectively as a team?

Questions about the company.

  • What are my professional goals in the short/middle/long term?

  • Do you think we will achieve our corporate goals as a company?

  • How confident do you feel regarding the course of the company?

  • Will we perceive any relevant company decision within the following months?

  • What is the greatest problem we have as a company? How can we solve it?

  • What is that unique aspect of our company?

  • For you, what is the key cultural aspect of our company?

  • Do you think the company is offering us everything we need to grow?

  • What do you think about the company's evolution?

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