- What brought you joy this week?
- What brought you pain? Are you okay sharing it with me?
- What’s motivating you this week?
- What’s draining you this week?
- How is your work-load this week?
- How productive were you this past week (according to your standards )?
- Are you happy working here?
- If you would define your "Happiness Meter" on a 1-10 scale (1=Super bummed, 10=Excited as hell) where are you?
- What keeps you engaged with your daily work?
- What is the best accomplishment you had since you are here?
- Do you feel appreciated for it?
- What wins you had this week you want to celebrate?
Collaboration and relations
- Who inspires you in the team?
- Is there anybody in the team that you find it difficult to work with? Why?
- Do you receive feedback from team members?
- If so on what occasions and from whom?
- Do you feel the feedback was valuable?
- Do you feel like you’re on the same page with the team?
- What were your biggest time-wasters or roadblocks you encounter in your daily work?
- What’s keeping you from doing your best work?
- How is the project going? What can I do to help?
- Is anything in the pipeline unclear, confusing or blocking?
- What challenges have you run into that I can help you with?
- Do you anticipate any friction I can help with?
- Do you have any questions about the goals for the project?
- What are the type of projects you would be interested in working on next?
- What have you tried since our last 1:1 that didn’t work?
- Why do you think it failed?
- What’s the biggest thing you need to learn this week?
Long-term goals / Personal development plan
- What do you want to achieve in the next 3 years?
- How are your skills/strengths evolving?
- How do you think about your progress on your big goals?
- What needs to be done to move towards the goals?
- What can I do to help?
- What kind of training or experience would you like to be involved in?
- Do you feel like you are learning at work?
- What are the areas you want to learn more about?
- Do you feel challenged at work?
- What are the new things you learned lately?
- Would you like more coaching?
- If so, in which areas?
Example of the Personal Development Plan
Feedback for me
- What do expect of me? What will you consider as a success?
- What can I do as a manager to make your work easier?
- What’s one thing I need to know but don’t want to hear?
- Is there anything I can do to help you be more successful?
- Is there anything I can do right now to make your week more successful?
- What current roadblock you need me to move?
- How did I show up for you?
- How do you need me to show up for you next week?
- Is there anything you wish I was doing more of/less of?
- What questions should I be asking you that I haven’t?
- Are there any big opportunities you think the company is missing and we should explore (e.g. adding design system, having team mentors..) ?
Example of any easy exercise for feedback
These questions are a collections of topics I've gathered from different places, for example a thread about this exactly at the wonderful slack. Use what works better for you, I'm mixing them based on the person I meet.
Using https://navigator.com to keep track
- Overview of your product
- High level Backlog
- Overview of the team
- Issues, things that go well and suggestions
- Review Goals
- This the place to write down important takes from the meeting
- Action #1 to follow
- Action #2 to follow
Next meeting agenda
Following up on X action we discussed in our previous meeting
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