If he can’t then there’s a good chance that his engagement is wavering. Smart, ambitious, passionate people (you know, the ones you’re hiring) have big goals they want to achieve. They want to impress their supervisors, get things done, and make a positive impact on your business. But if they’re spinning their wheels every day to make things happen without ever really knowing what’s expected of them then they are going to feel like they’re lost. That doesn’t feel good.
Every one of your employees should be able to tell you what is expected of them – in a measurable, concrete way. This way they know if they’re doing a good job or if they’re off the mark – and knowledge is power.
Marisa is a leadership coach, management trainer, and motivational speaker on all things Culture and Engagement. She has helped lead the culture and engagement initiatives at two nationally recognized great places to work; Rackspace as Culture Maven and Modea as Talent Manger. Today Marisa consults, coaches, and leads seminars for organizations looking to increase productivity by focusing on management training and employee engagement.