Does everyone on your team know what you expect from them?
Beyond the performance evaluations, beyond the goal setting sessions, do you have regular conversations with them about what you expect?
High performance leaders make their expectations clear in many areas, including:
- vision (where do you see your team sometime in the future?)
- interpersonal relationships (how do you expect team members to get along?)
- communication standards
- rules, regulations, agreements
You can likely think of several other areas where people simply do not know what your expectations are unless you tell them. So tell them: early and often.
Give people half a chance to meet your expectations by letting them know what they are.
-- Doug Smith