Clear performance expectations have a huge impact on your employees’ satisfaction. When employees know what’s expected of them, they perform better and they think more highly of you, because they’re not dwelling in uncertainty.
Defining performance expectations is one of the most difficult jobs for many managers, because rarely are they taught how to do it. Still, clear performance expectations can help employees:
Poorly defined performance expectations leave employees questioning how to achieve job performance goals, thus having no way to track their efforts to meet job expectations. The result is frustration on all sides.
Rely on these steps to help define clear performance expectations for an employee:
Assess Performance (by asking yourself 3 questions):
Write Job Expectations (to get what you want):
Meet with the Employee (to discuss expectations):
When your employees know what’s expected of them, you can expect better results and a results-oriented workforce.