What do you talk about in 1/1s with your manager?

DigitalOcean bisou
Jan 11 18 Comments

Sometimes there’s nothing to talk about in 1/1s.

How have you found to make the best use of your 1/1 time?


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TOP 18 Comments
  • Evernote bakbak🐔
    For a long time I realized I misused my time in 1-on-1s. I would always use it as time to complain about things not going well and sometimes that was good because it revealed problems.

    But 99% of the time, that isn’t what you should do. Sure if its affecting your work maybe but truthfully your manager wants to hear good things you’re doing.

    Now I talk about a few wins I have since our last 1-1 and talk a little about my career growth. Sometimes I ask questions about things only a manager would know (why X happened) and usually the explanation can be related to politics. And also just smalltalk.
    Jan 11 0
  • Microsoft NoDefense
    Ask money and promotion. Eat his head
    Jan 11 2
    • Pinger / Eng create💻
      "Raise please?" "You got one last week." "So?"
      Jan 11
    • Microsoft NoDefense
      Trust me I did that. He said congo you’re 62 now, I was like thanks 63 is the real deal. I wanna go there. Tell me how. No defense
      Jan 11
  • Microsoft


    I print money.
    I do knock knock jokes.

    Knock knock
    Who’s there
    Tc who
    Tc or gtfo

    True story.
    Jan 11 0
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  • Microsoft Dr. Root
    Smalltalk 90% and work 10%
    Jan 11 0
  • Apple not wasis
    Life, cars, money, housing market, just about everything.
    Jan 11 0
  • Microsoft YwWb48
    I talk about how easy it is to google this.
    Jan 11 1
    • Microsoft NoDefense
      And he’ll tell you, go try it out 😂
      Jan 11
  • Microsoft baaaaallls
    Talk about the hot admin.
    Jan 11 0
  • VMware / Product tresbien
    I make an effort to watch college football games just to be able to kill time at my 1-1s
    Jan 11 0
  • Medtronic vtNG50
    90% politics, 10% work
    Jan 11 0
  • Microsoft / Other

    Microsoft Other

    I like bats
    How much of an douche they are.
    Jan 11 0
  • Google RealThKu
    While on the topic...how often do you 1:1 with skip? What do you talk about?
    Jan 11 0
  • Microsoft / Other

    Microsoft Other

    Moosejaw, Google
    Beware of elves
    Work things mostly
    Jan 11 0
  • Google / Other

    Google Other

    Flagged by the community
    Jan 11 0
  • Pinterest Mlon Eusk
    Her haircut
    Jan 11 0

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