Digital Garden of Paul


Here’s my take on 1-1s. 1-1s are an investment in the future of your team members: you’re investing in their wellbeing, their capability, and their trust – so that when something happens that they need to tell you about, they will – without having to worry about asking for your time first. 1-1’s are great for handling the stuff that is non-urgent, but most important.

From Psychological Safety 77 (newsletter)


  • 1:1s should be regular
  • Skipping or postponing the 1:1 is the choice of the team member
  • Allow 1 hour for a 1:1 meeting