• Be clear about your goals. What do you hope to achieve through this relationship? Do you want to help others develop their skills? Provide them with career advice? Help them navigate the workplace? Once you know your goals, you can share them with others so that they can understand what you’re hoping to get out of the relationship.
  • Be specific. Don’t just say that you want to help with developing skills. Be specific about what skills you want to develop.
  • Be realistic. Don’t set expectations that are too high or too low. Set expectations that are achievable but challenging.
  • Be flexible. Things change, so be prepared to adjust your expectations as needed.
  • Be open to feedback. Ask others for feedback on how you’re performing. This will help you to make sure that you’re meeting their expectations.

Setting expectations is an ongoing process. As the relationship evolves, you’ll need to revisit your expectations and make sure that they’re still relevant. By taking the time to set clear expectations, you’re setting the foundation for a successful relationship.

Keith Hall Business Operations Manager