How to Run a 1:1


We run 1:1's each month so that managers and team members can touch base with how things are going. This is a good time to talk about how each person is doing personally and with work.

What you Need

The TextExpander snippet for 1:1's (bc11n)


  • Before the meeting, review your report’s goal metrics and update the goal tracker for the appropriate 1:1 column.
  • Duplicate the 1:1 notes template in your report’s private Basecamp project.
  • During the meeting, take notes in the fresh 1:1 notes document. Note any action items separately.
  • After the meeting, log action items in the right locations. Each private basecamp project has its own todo list, or action items can be logged in your personal task manager or that of a project.