Many Executive and Personal Assistants know the importance of sitting with their executives to help stay informed of current business priorities, agreeing on the agenda and schedule for the week ahead, organising travel arrangements and making the workday more effective. It is about thinking strategically together and clarifying expectations.
One-on-one meetings with direct reports are necessary to align activities, delegate, follow up tasks and give feedback. These meetings should allow open communication and be helpful. They are key to productivity and successful business partnership.