Deeson Handbook

Monthly 1 to 1


Every Deeson team member has a 60 minute one-to-one with their line manager every month.
While we have a strong culture of direct and timely feedback, the monthly one-to-one meeting is an opportunity to take a step back from the day-to-day work and discuss what's on your mind.
One-to-ones deliberately have a structure which involves the team member doing most of the talking. Ideally, they will take place in person wherever possible.
The format was inspired by Buffer's work on one-to-ones described here.


Every one-to-one follows a standard agenda:
  • Ten minutes to share and celebrate your achievements (shared with the company on Slack if appropriate.
  • 30 minutes to discuss your current top challenges, progress on any quarterly goal contributions or anything you’d like to add to the goal backlog for the next quarter.
  • Ten minutes for your line manager to share some feedback.
  • Ten minutes for you to give feedback to your line manager.


Line managers make brief notes of one-to-one meetings in the People 1:1s Trello. These are automatically shared with the People Managers Slack channel.
This information is for team members employed by Deeson Group Ltd.