#6 One-on-Ones: Why Do Them?

Here we come to the fourth technique in the mini series The Bare Minimum You Need To Know To Be An Adequate Manager: One-on-Ones.

One-on-Ones are odd: some love them, some hate them. What you can't deny is that one-on-ones aren't conventional — that is, they aren't part of the normal set of activities you would consider 'management'.

If you don't go out of your way to do one-on-ones, nobody will blame you or stop you. In fact, one-on-ones are pretty much only found in the tech industry.

So: why do them? What good are they and why are we including them in The Bare Minimum mini-series? Let's find out: