Research from Microsoft shows the value of one-on-one meetings between the remote manager and employee. One-on-ones have always been valuable meetings between manager and employee, but even more so in a remote context. Microsoft found:
– the topics were holistic and covered more than work
– employees appreciated the attention to their unique situation
– the managers were able to help with prioritization, thereby significantly decreasing employee workload
– adding one-on-ones had an immediate effect on employee well-being
I have found that one-on-ones help create a sense of belonging for the remote employee.