Employee expectations gone awry can practically be spotted from a helicopter miles away. The tension becomes so thick it changes the air. Anxiety spreads. Alliances form. A mutiny brews. At the failing end of the communication spectrum, the workplace resembles a Survivor tribal council.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Effective communication can give the workplace a friendly atmosphere where employees are comfortable and can focus on doing what they do best. To get there, executive coaches advise a grounded communication approach that’s equal parts clarity, empathy, and honesty.
Communicating Employee Expectations: Keep the Conversation Alive
Jamie Walters chuckles when she hears about businesses that merely do annual reviews. The author of the book Big Vision, Small Business and the founder of business consulting firm Ivy Sea-Sophialon suggests having a casual conversation on a regular basis instead of waiting for an annual review. Meet once a …Continue reading