Decrease employee turnover with this one simple management technique

January 5, 2017 David Witt

Consultants at The Ken Blanchard Companies have been recommending short bi-weekly conversations between managers and direct reports for over 20 years. The reason? They work in decreasing intentions to leave a company.  In this short video, I share a quick story about the impact regular one-on-ones have on improving employee relationships.

Why don’t more managers schedule regular one-on-ones? Time pressure is one factor but sometimes uncertainty on what to discuss can also be a problem. But as this story explains, managers are not expected to have all the answers.

Ready to take a second look at one-on-ones? Here are three posts to offer you help and encouragement if you are ready to make one-on-ones a part of your management skill set in 2017.

Question Or Query - Solution Or Answer Concept

Could You Be More Coach-like in Your One-on-One Conversations? Consistently, the data shows strong correlations between a leader’s coaching effectiveness and measures of employee commitment…


Need More Time? How Recurring One-on-One Meetings Can HelpHandsome young man I recently coached an ambitious sales person with ten direct reports after he attended a three-day Managing People workshop…


Businesspeople With Digital Tablet Having Meeting InOfficeGetting the Most from Your One-on-One Conversations: 6 Tips for Managers and Team Members A recent survey conducted by Training magazine found that 89 percent of those polled want to meet with their manager at least monthly, and 44 percent want …



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David  Witt

David Witt is a Program Director for The Ken Blanchard Companies. He is an award-winning researcher and host of the companies’ monthly webinar series. David has also authored or coauthored articles in Fast Company, Human Resource Development Review, Chief Learning Officer and US Business Review.

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