Questions to Ask Your Manager

One-on-one Meetings

Sample Questions

Here are some questions to make sure that managers and employees are having good, honest, productive conversations.

Adapted from Quora

  • How’s it going?

  • So, what’s most on your mind?

  • What would you like to start with?

  • In our last one-on-one, we talked about X. Shall we revisit that?

  • What’s the biggest opportunity we’re missing out on?

  • If we could improve in any way as an organization, how would we do it?

  • What are we not doing that we should be doing? What makes you say that?

  • What are we doing that you think we should stop doing, and why?

  • How would you say we're doing at working together as team? What makes you say that?

  • How could we work better as a team? What makes you say that?

  • Is there anything you’d like to see change about the team, and if so, why?

  • How are you feeling about the recent news? Why do you say that?

  • What’s going well and not so well with the new situation/development? Why do you think this might be happening?

  • How are you feeling about the project?

  • What can I do to make things more manageable?

  • How do you want to be kept updated on our progress?