End a 1-on-1

Depending on how you have your 1-on-1s scheduled, you may need to manually end your 1-on-1 in order for the next 1-on-1 to appear. There are multiple ways and reasons for ending a 1-on-1.

  • Your 1-on-1 is not repeating and is scheduled on a meeting by meeting basis. You always need to manually end your 1-on-1s.
  • Your 1-on-1 is repeating, but you chose to not end 1-on-1s automatically. You always need to manually end your 1-on-1s.
  • Your 1-on-1 is repeating and you enabled the setting to end 1-on-1s automatically, but don't want to wait until 11:59pm on the scheduled 1-on-1 day for the 1-on-1 to be ended. You can either wait until 15Five ends your 1-on-1 or you can manually end your 1-on-1 when the meeting is over. 

All of that to say, this is article is for you if you are ready to end a current 1-on-1 in order to move on to a fresh, new agenda. Psst. Even if you didn't initially schedule your non-repeating 1-on-1 for a specific date, you can schedule and end it in one easy step.

Why are you doing this again? Check out the science and value behind holding 1-on-1s with your people on our 1-on-1 science page!

End a 1-on-1

1. While viewing the current 1-on-1 agenda with your direct report, manager, or teammate, find and click the End 1-on-1 button in the footer.

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2. It is common that 1-on-1s have a scheduled date that is not accurate or don't have a date at all. This is especially true if the manager and direct report use the same agenda week after week and forget to end 1-on-1s regularly—dates will need to be changed often in this case.

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Note

Changing dates while ending a 1-on-1 will not impact the repeating settings for the 1-on-1.

  • If the 1-on-1 had a scheduled date, and it is still correct, there is no need to change the 'This 1-on-1 happened on' date. You can go ahead and click the End button.
  • If the 1-on-1 didn't happen on the date that appears, select the date that the 1-on-1 took place on before ending—even if it was last week. Then click End.
  • If the 1-on-1 did not have a scheduled date when End 1-on-1 was clicked, be sure to select the date that the 1-on-1 took place. Click End.

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If this is a 1-on-1 between a direct report and manager, a new 1-on-1 will automatically be created and appear. If this is a non-repeating 1-on-1 between two teammates or people not in a direct report/manager relationship, the next 1-on-1 needs to be manually created.

3. After your 1-on-1 has been ended, a summary email with shared notes and action items will be sent to both parties. The 1-on-1 summary email will be sent 1 hour after the meeting is ended. Shared notes can be edited at anytime, even hours or days after the 1-on-1 ended. 

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