“If you align expectations with reality, you will never be disappointed.” Terrell Owens
There are many reasons why employees are unable to meet performance expectations:
- The expectation is not realistic in relation to the employee’s skills, experience or position in the decision-making hierarchy.
- The expectations are too vague.
- The time limits for the task are unrealistic.
- The manager mistakenly assumes that the employee has the necessary knowledge and resources to perform the task.
- The manager does not check to see and factor in what the employee is working on at the time and what other deadlines and projects s/he may have.
- The manager unrealistically expects the employee to work as long and as hard as the manager does.
- The manager