Setting expectations for employees is one of the most important tasks for a manager. Without clear expectations you can’t evaluate employees and also they will not know what is expected of them and how do they do in their job.
Expectations must be clear and well communicated. Ideally they are in written form so there is no misunderstanding. The more specific the better.
Looking back at my business plan I had for my cooking school – it feels useless and bit of a joke. Everything I have put in there was so much off when it came to reality.
Most of the things took twice as much time and money than expected.
Many things I put there never happened. Many I didn’t, did.
Some things worked, some did not. Would I do it again? Absolutely!