Popwork makes regular 1-to-1 catch-ups incredibly effective
Every manager should be aware of the importance of checking-in versus checking-up. When managers check up on their teams, they ask questions about if tasks are done or not and how they are being done to make sure they are done in the manner they deem best. In a word, these managers are micromanaging and their questions are suffocating team members. It kills both motivation and innovation.
On the contrary, when managers are checking in, they are asking powerful and open questions such as “What are you proud of?” or “Is anything getting in your way?”. As such, it puts managers in a much better position to provide individuals with the resources and help that they really need. These managers are enabling collaboration rather than generating suffocation.
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