Simple Wisdom Tip #150: Ensure Clear Expectations

To me, the biggest problem in the workplace today is unclear expectations.  A boss and employee have never clarified, clearly and in writing, what is expected of the employee – what success looks like – which leads to untold misunderstandings and frustration.  The good news:  this is easy to fix.


Likewise, unclear expectations cause problems in many relationships.  A husband and wife come into the marriage with different expectations of how things will work and who will do what.  This also happens in dating relationships and those between friends.  Written or unwritten, people need to reach clear understandings of what is or isn’t expected and reach agreement on them.  Otherwise, problems will persist.