Get the heart of issues with your employees

Hey Mama! This is Robin Camarote with your Working Mom Tip of the Day.

Meeting regularly with your employees one-on-one is an easy way to increase productivity and engagement. But when you hold the meetings but don't get to the core of the employee's questions or issues, it's a lose-lose situation. You're spending the time without getting any of the benefit. Thankfully, there's a simple question that opens the door for the employee to share more:

Are we talking about what's most important to you?

You can use it to get to the heart of the questions and issues on your employee's minds. Knowing the problem puts you in a better position to resolve them -- and improve the working environment.

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