Drive To Improve has been helping companies improve how they work since January 2015. We have worked with hundreds of managers in different countries, some of them working as managers for many years while some of them are just getting started. We have found that most of the people who are transitioning from an individual contributor role to management struggle with the famous "One on One meeting".
Do not fear the One on One
Here is a short pdf to help you understand better why the One on One is some important for both you as a manager and for the direct report. Also you'll find a template to help structure the meeting in a way and give you ideas of questions to ask if you are unsure. Treasure it, share it, use it and most importantly, don't have a status meeting with your direct report and call it a "One on One".