Question: I don’t check in with my employees often but would like to. What is one straight-to-the-point question to ask them when I do?
Regular check-ins are a great way to keep your finger on the pulse of your company. Frequent, shorter check-ins are better than infrequent, longer check-ins. I always strive for a 2-5min chat with every member of the team bi-weekly instead of a 30 min chat every quarter. When you meet that frequently, you’ll have no problem getting a sense of what is on their mind (sometimes, it will be nothing, and that’s ok). The best question to ask is always ‘From your perspective, if you could change one thing about the company for the better, what would it be and why?’ You’ll be surprised at the insight your employees have!