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How to Set Clear Employee Expectations
Setting expectations for your employees is an essential responsibility that many business owners gloss over. Clear employee expectations benefit not only your staff, but your business as a whole. Belinda Wee, Ph.D., an associate professor at Husson University's School of Business and Management, said management must communicate, both verbally and in writing, the level of performance they require from each employee in order to receive their desired results.

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Setting employee expectations

A recent study reveals that almost half of all U.S. employees are unsure of what's expected of them.

Setting clear employee expectations can benefit your business. Management must co...

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Employer/Employee expectations

Employee expectations to maintain:

  • Displaying a positive and respectful attitude
  • Working with honesty and integrity
  • Performing their work to a reasonable...

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Team expectations

Team expectations refer to the behaviors that occur while working together on tasks. 

  • Respect and courtesy to everyone.
  • Be accountable for your work.

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Performance expectations

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 ...

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Communicate and manage expectations

After you set clear expectations, there are a few steps you can actively take to effectively communicate and manage them.

  • Be very clear on the objectives
  • Allow time for...

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