Share Your Expectations
Conveying a Picture of Success
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectations.
—Charles F. Kettering
As clear as your expectations may be in your head or on paper, they can be hard to clearly convey to employees. Instead of using clear language to express expectations, managers say things like:
None of these statements clearly defines success for the employee, nor do they allow the employee to engage in a conversation to better understand your expectations. Each indicates that you expect something, but leave room for interpretation.
To convey the same expectations more specifically, you might say: