Clarify your expectations to tame office politics — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
When delegating team projects, identify concrete, measurable standards you’ll use to judge each employee’s performance. For complex tasks, write a numbered list of expectations. By specifying upfront exactly how you’ll evaluate workers, you reduce the odds of turf wars and jockeying that result when people aren’t sure how they’re doing.
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