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What is the difference between a 1 on 1 Meeting and Coaching?
What is the difference between a 1 on 1 Meeting and Coaching?

A brief explanation differentiating between the meetings that you can hold with your direct reports.

Updated over a week ago

Let's talk football for a second. After each game, football teams review tape, make adjustments to the strategy, and focus on results. During a football game, the team can call a timeout to have a quick huddle and make slight adjustments to the plan they made before the game. The same is true for managing people.


Coaching sessions happen less frequently than a 1 on 1. They may happen monthly, quarterly, or semi-annually. This is a chance to 'review tape' and focus on job results. How is someone getting work done and helping the team dynamic advance? That's coaching!

Motivosity coaching allows peer review, priority tracking, and the ability to provide coaching, job results, and values fit that will help someone get from one position to another. Think of this as, "On a scale of 1-5 you are a 3. This is what it would take to get from a 3 to a 4."

1 on 1 Meetings

1 on 1's are timeouts and having a huddle. How are you planning for the next customer interaction? What went well from the last customer call? 1 on 1's happen more frequent and may be daily, weekly, or bi-weekly. If you want to take a "timeout" and review something, that is what 1 on 1's are for.

Motivosity 1 on 1's allow managers and direct reports to build a common agenda to discuss. You can set priorities, add agenda items, repeating conversations, and take notes that are public or private to both participants. This is the perfect time to give feedback about a meeting earlier this week, game plan for the next big meeting, and talk about anything on the leader/employee's mind.

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