Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Expectations

What do you expect of yourself, of your co-workers, of your boss?

I have come up with a list that has worked well for me for the past several years.

Things I expect of myself and my co-workers:
  1. Work hard to get the job completed in a timely manner.
  2. Self improvement. Continue learning and educating myself on things I am using and those that I will need to use.
  3. Offer ideas to improve anything I can think of for either in the team or outside the team.
  4. Learn from past mistakes
  5. Communicate status, issues, and successes in a timely manner.

Things I expect of my boss:
  1. Honest feedback and open communication.
  2. Career development and guidance.
  3. Balanced assignments. I should always have work to do, but not be overloaded.
  4. Support me. Stick up for me.
  5. Offer opportunities for me to grow.
  6. Be prepared.
You cannot control the things that you expect of your boss. You can communicate those thoughts and let her know what you expect.

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