Setting the Standard: Establishing Clear Expectations
The Owl and The Beetle: Thursday Memo
Vague evaluation is a significant problem in the workplace, as it can lead to stagnation, missed opportunities, and inequalities. Furthermore, with clear and consistent evaluation criteria, employees may feel motivated to strive for excellence, as there is a clear path to success. Therefore, to ensure that employees are empowered to reach their highest potential and to ensure fairness in the workplace, it is essential to have clear and consistent evaluation criteria.
It's easy to get caught in a cycle of receiving praise without getting any constructive feedback that would help you do an even better job the next time. Of course, we all want to be appreciated for our hard work, but without clear guidance for improvement, it's impossible to gauge how to reach the next level of excellence.
Therefore, receiving positive reinforcement and constructive criticism is vital to achieving one's full potential.
In this article, I will explore the following:
⚖️ How to overcome inadequate evaluations and strive for a more fair accountability process.
✨ How to reach crystal clear expectations.
👌 How to negotiate and share those expectations with direct reports.
📃 A downloadable template (free for premium subscribers) for setting expectations between managers and reports.
Let's get going!