Top 10 Skip Level Meeting Questions

Looking for skip level meetings questions to drive a successful session? We've got you covered with a breakdown of what makes a good question, top questions, and how to navigate common challenges.
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Emma Giles, Co-Founder & Head of Product
April 16, 2023

What Are Skip Level Meetings?

Skip level meetings provide a valuable opportunity for employees to engage directly with upper management, bypassing their immediate supervisors. These meetings are essential for fostering open communication, addressing concerns, and sharing ideas across the organization.

One of the critical aspects of running effective skip level meetings is asking the right questions.

The Anatomy Of Effective Skip Level Meeting Questions

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Skip Level Meeting Questions

What challenges are you currently facing in your role or department?

Benefit: Helps identify areas where employees may need additional support or resources, and encourages them to open up about any obstacles they're facing.

Can you share a recent success story or learning experience from your team?

Benefit: Promotes a positive atmosphere, allows employees to showcase their achievements, and helps identify best practices that can be adopted across the organization.

What do you think are the key factors affecting our organization's performance?

Benefit: Encourages employees to think strategically and share their perspectives on broader organizational issues, providing valuable insights for decision-making.

How can we improve communication and collaboration between teams and departments?

Benefit: Focuses on enhancing teamwork and cooperation, uncovering areas where improvements can be made to foster better cross-functional relationships.

Are there any processes or tools that could be improved or streamlined to increase efficiency?

Benefit: Allows employees to share their insights on operational improvements, helping to identify opportunities for optimization and increased productivity.

How do you feel about the company culture, and what aspects do you think could be improved?

Benefit: Encourages employees to share their thoughts on the company culture, identifying areas where improvements can be made to foster a more positive and inclusive work environment.

What opportunities do you see for innovation or growth within your area of expertise?

Benefit: Invites employees to share their ideas for innovative solutions or new initiatives that could contribute to the organization's growth and success.

How can upper management better support your team or department in achieving its objectives?

Benefit: Allows employees to express their needs and expectations from upper management, fostering stronger relationships and better alignment between different organizational levels.

Are there any resources or training that you feel would help you excel in your role?

Benefit: Helps identify areas where employees may need additional training or resources, enabling management to address these needs and support employee development.

What are your thoughts on our organization's strategy, and how well do you think it aligns with your day-to-day work?

Benefit: Enables employees to share their perspectives on the organization's strategic direction, ensuring that it remains relevant and effective in addressing employees' needs and expectations.

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  • Follow the steps to invite your team
  • Walk up to each other to connect to a meeting
  • Enable the AI meeting assistant to take notes and summarize your skip level meeting
  • Follow your ready-to-use questions from this page to drive a successful skip level meeting
  • When you're done, our AI meeting assistant will give you a summary and action items

That's it!

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