Setting clear employee expectations can benefit your business. Management must communicate their expectations verbally and in writing. This can reduce or eliminate confusion and increase the levels of success.
Employee expectations to maintain:
Team expectations refer to the behaviors that occur while working together on tasks.
Performance expectations should be measured by the company and communicated by management in order to move toward a specific company goal.
For each new person joining, set specific and clear employee and performance expectations to encourage accountability.
After you set clear expectations, there are a few steps you can actively take to effectively communicate and manage them.
S.M.A.R.T. — Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-Based.
Ensure employees know why the goals are in place and what happens when they are or are not met.
When a person is promoted, they usually turn to different responsibilities and roles which requires completely different skills and insights.
Later on, the company will notice that they made a mistake in choosing the right person but will not want to admit it. As a result, the position will be maintained but will either end up unfilled due to voluntary resignation or imminent dismissal of the person.
What’s the preferred way of communicating, both formally and informally? What should be the frequency of communication? What are the protocols for communication at different levels – while reporting to the manager or even upper management?