There is a direct relationship between how freely an individual can speak to his or her boss and the productivity and the creativity of the employee. The more freely employees can speak and express their ideas and opinions, the more relaxed and confident they are about their work, and the better work they do.
The only way to develop this friendly feeling between the boss and staff members is to have regular conversations that go back and forth in a relaxed and supportive environment. The one-on-one meeting is one of the very best ways for managers to create this type of high-performance environment with and among their staff members. There is nothing like it.
Cameron Herold, author of Double ...