Does it seem sometimes that great workplace relationships happen magically? And for everyone other than you? Sometimes when you’re working with an experienced employee, they just ‘know’ from their experience: “This is when I need to really check in with my manager on.” Or, “These are things I can just sort of do and I […]
Reader Question: Hey, Emily! You talk all the time about setting expectations. I get they are important. But HOW do I actually set expectations?
GREAT question! Setting expectations is a challenge. But it’s worth the effort, I promise. First, be really, brutally, painfully honest about what you need and what you want from others. If you’ve got an on-going relationship, talk about what’s working — and what’s not — and then also be honest in your feedback. As your […]
Interns and house-guests alike often arrive at a previously agreed upon day and time. And like house-guests, interns may show up knowing what to expect at your ‘house’ [organization]. But they might not. And rather than leaving them standing in the doorway, skeptically looking around, and asking “What do I do next?,” it’s vital to […]