If you want your employees to get the most out of your coaching and mentoring, you have to make it a collaborative effort through two-way conversation. The idea is to spend quality time with your staff; that is, to make the time together count so that your employees go back to the job ready to perform better and more self-sufficiently.
Following is a list of questions that helps you plan and organize your one-on-one coaching meeting with staff members to maximize your time together:
What is the objective for the meeting?
What is the positive outcome you’re seeking for this meeting?
What do you, the manager, need to be prepared to do at the meeting?
What do you want your employee to come prepared to do?
What is the plan or agenda for the session that will encourage employee participation?
How will this meeting help the employee perform better or more self-sufficiently in the future?
What follow-up should be set?