Your 1:1s are arguably your most important meetings. Of all the happenings on your busy calendar, only these direct report check-ins provide intentional space to step back and look at the big picture—on a personal level.
Managers and engineers need these breaks from the daily grind to actively discuss roadblocks, align on priorities, and promote longer-term growth. Strong managers enable their team members to self-manage; however, every day raises questions, and every year shapes career development. Engineers rely on this critical touchbase with managers to stay on the right course to ever-increasing success.
REIMAGINED 1:1 REPORTS
In reality, 1:1s frequently get downsized to quick coffee runs or casual chats on the way to lunch. In the age of social distancing, they may consist of a few bullet points in a Slack message—or not happen at all.
It’s time to make 1:1s truly actionable—and that requires data.
Uplevel is launching revolutionary new reports to shape effective 1:1s. We anchor key discussion questions with insightful, recent data from your team’s Uplevel dashboards, like Jira activity, PRs, Deep Work time, and burnout risk. Instead of relying on vague notions of productivity, you can utilize time-over-time comparisons to illustrate themes or patterns.
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For current customers, there is no action necessary: these reports will be automatically sent to managers on the Uplevel platform.
FURTHER 1:1 RESOURCES
In addition to the new comprehensive 1:1 guide, we’ve shared insights about everything from asking more thought-provoking questions to setting more valuable goals. Explore recent favorites from the Uplevel blog.
- Look upstream. Traditionally, managers focus on output, like the number of completed Jira tickets. Identify better markers of success with these four foundational metrics.
“We know that when we consider the conditions that support or block work in the first place—as opposed to looking at the work itself—we give engineers the chance to be their best.”
- Anticipate roadblocks. Impactful 1:1s start with pointed questions about the most common obstacles faced in today’s workplace. Here, we respond to four top issues.
“The best 1:1 starts before you meet.”
- Come prepared. In the absence of an agenda, 1:1s can easily turn to venting. Our co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer highlights eight ways to promote healthy discussion.
“This is a two-way conversation, and while the manager may have topics to discuss, the main focus is on what team members need.”