The importance of managing expectations
According to Qualtrics, employees do not engage properly when they are unsure of their company’s goals.
When your team doesn’t know what you’re expecting from them, they also don’t know the direction they should be going. Even if they have talent and experience, they still need to be 100% sure of what you expect from them.
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Communication is essential and comes first when setting expectations with your team.
Have a plan in place from the start to ensure your team understands what you are expecting from them.
For example, should they report every task they complete? Is there a set amount of time in which they should be able to reply to emails?
Working together at the same time can give a big boost to productivity.
Consider requiring your team to work together for a few specific hours in the day.
Your team will work as a unit if every member is aware of their own responsibilities and the importance of their work in the organization.
This can be accomplished by creating a document that describes their role in the company in detail.
Your team needs to know that they are required to use their time at work efficiently and effectively.
To get an indication of their productivity, track the total time they have worked and compare that against the tasks they have accomplished. Speak with them if improvements can be made.
Your team should be willing to engage and feel assured that they can offer and expect help if they need it.
The key is to make everyone feel welcome and needed for team-wide success.
Leadership involves creating a compelling vision of the future, communicating that vision, and helping people understand and commit to it.
Managers, on the other hand, are responsible for ensuring that the vision is implemented efficiently and successfully.
A boss who’s focused on improving their managerial skills is the kind that workers will respect—and want to emulate. Stay abreast of management trends so you can continue to bring out the best in your team.
One of the top reasons for unhappiness in the workplace is communication issues with one’s manager/supervisor.
Managers tend to make incorrect assumptions that employees have all of the information needed about what needs to be done, without having to communicate it clearly to them. Yet, employees will have a different idea of what is required.
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