Managers generally assume their team members have a clear understanding of the expectations set for them; however, there is often a surprising gap between those expectations and employees’ understanding of them.
Managers can’t assume they are always on the same page as employees. It’s essential they regularly set, review, and reinforce their expectations of their team members.
Importance of Aligned Expectations
A great deal of time, effort, and goodwill can be wasted when employees work toward goals different from those their managers believed they had set for them. This results in not only lost productivity but also lowered morale and damage to trust and confidence.