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Do you prefer group discussions or one-on-one meetings?

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    Do you prefer group discussions or one-on-one meetings?

      Show the interviewer that you are capable of facilitating group discussions or one-on-one meetings, based on what is most appropriate for the situation. There is no real right or wrong answer to this question, but be sure to back up your personal preference when you provide it. If possible, avoid firmly leaning one way versus another.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I believe that group discussions and one-on-one meetings should be facilitated, according to the situation at hand. I prefer to have group meetings because they can turn into amazing brain-storm sessions, but I do understand the importance of more intimate conversations as well."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Admin interview

      "I prefer one-on-one meetings when corrective action is required. Group discussions are best when making plans for a project. I believe both types of communication are essential, but each approach must occur in their appropriate timing."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Manager interview

      "I am more of a one-on-one person in my personal life, an approach I tend to lean towards in my management style as well. I prefer making a genuine connection with each of my team members individually. Group discussions need close moderation, so they remain on track, but there are great advantages to group discussions as well. Ideas tend to flow better, and they can foster an environment of camaraderie."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Marketing interview

      "Among my marketing team, we are all about group discussions. It's important to us that we have great discussions where we can brainstorm, make progress on projects, and be creative. I am comfortable having one-on-one discussions when necessary. For instance, I will choose a private conversation when corrective action is in order."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Retail interview

      "There are a time and place for all discussion types, which is why I would say that I do not lean one way or another; rather, I am discerning about the type of meetings that I call. As a leader, I am comfortable in a group or one-on-one setting."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Sales interview

      "As a manager of a sales team, I prefer group discussions or 'team huddles,' as we call them. In these group meetings, we can make plans for upcoming months while also discussing ideas on how we will meet our targets. I like to reserve one-on-one sessions for individual performance plans or taking corrective action with underperforming team members."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Teacher interview

      "Group discussions have their value, but I know the importance of connecting with my students on an individual basis as much as possible. I can comfortably facilitate either approach."

      Anonymous Answer

      "I am a fan of group discussions, but there is a time and place for one-on-one discussion as well. Team meetings provide an opportunity for everyone's ideas and perspective to come to the forefront and a chance for team members to motivate and encourage one another."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Excellent balance in your answer! There is an appropriate time for each setting, and you explain your understanding of this very well.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Both are required. Group meetings to ensure all of the team hear the same message and one on ones for personal development."

      Lauren's Answer

      Good response. I assisted with sentence structure.

      "I believe both are required in order to lead a strong department. Group meetings are essential for disseminating information concisely with everyone present, whereas one-on-one meetings are vital for individual development."

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