This relates to the previous post I wrote about Performance Reviews. Here’s a way managers can get started on coaching their direct reports regularly as suggested by Kris Dunn. The practice is called rounding. I heard about it at the HCS Certification course I attended from a HR leader at a healthcare organization in Northern California who adapted this practice from nursing.
Rounding is a weekly 10 minute check-in meeting that a manager has with their direct report in which they ask the following 5 questions:
- Who should I recognize in our team?
- What’s working well?
- What can be improved?
- Do you have the tools, equipment and resources to do your job?
- How can I help you?
I thought it was a clever adaptation. I found the the length and format attractive. I think it would increase the likelihood of managers talking to their direct reports to get that dialogue started which is the basis of coaching.