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How to Manage Expectations at Work


One of the realities of any job is that there are rarely defined roles or job description. You are often hired under one role but might be covering overlapping areas. Hence, the stress of undefined work expectations. Every work place is different but mostly the rules and roles are 'work-in-progress'. Few ways I have found to keep my sanity while working through the challenges are as follow: 

Set Your Own Goals

Don't wait around for someone else to create goals for you. In lieu of a direction and objectives set by management for your position, set your own goals. Identify the parameters within which you can work and make decisions and then find ways to remove obstacles and improve your efficiency. No one is going to complain about high productivity. 

Actively Communicate

Just because no one clearly defined your work expectations doesn't mean they don't exist. Management often gets focused on their own goals and responsibilities that they do not recognize the need to direct their team members. Ask for a meeting or informally inquire about opportunities to take on greater responsibility. You may also collaborate in setting goals for work over the next few months. In some cases, company goals are in flux, so it is hard to direct individual workers. 

Focus on Professionalism

You may have a general idea of the work that is expected but not the targets or levels of productivity. Don't let that lead to complacency. Just because the management fails to communicate targets doesn't mean you won't be assessed for your work. Focus on always projecting a professional presence and to establish healthy work habits that aid in your current role as well as in future ones.

Lastly, this can be a cause for stress, however you must maintain adequate work-life balance. Don't let undefined job expectations hang over your head at home or in personal life. 

MONDAY
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Dress | Duster | Footwear

TUESDAY
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Dress | Footwear

WEDNESDAY
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Jumpsuit | Vest | Shoes

THURSDAY
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Shirt | Skirt | Shoes

FRIDAY
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Shirt | Jeans | Shoes

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34 comments

  1. Good advice. It's smart to take initiative and decide yourself how to act. Too many employees believe the employer will dictate their conduct and that's a mistake. BTW, Wednesday's outfit is especially cute.

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  2. That is great advice because i agree with you managing expectations at work is a very crucial elements into building a good work relationship with your boss/internal clients.

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  3. The clothes you make seem amazing. You are a very talented women to be able to make clothes. Trust me I know how hard it is.

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  4. Great tips and advice for the new week. Also, love your outfits ...so stylish!

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  5. Such great advice and I love all your outfits - they are all super cute.

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  6. Every work comes with undefined expectations. This post offers wonderful tips on how to manage undefined expectations.

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  7. Gotta love Friday, casual and relaxed.

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  8. Stunning week again, love you monday and tuesday work clothings, you look different each time.

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  9. I love long dresses and outfit for Tuesdays really get my attention. It looks super comfy too.

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  10. Loving all your outfits they are so nice work days. I would always try to look professional when I worked outside the home.

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  11. i love that midi skirt!! especially with those shoes!

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  12. I still remember your dress from monday outfit.. you had styled in on independence day. The consistent n dedicated blogger i know thanks sharing words of wisdom. Absolutely Noted!

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    1. Wow. I am impressed with your memory and humbled by your continued readership. Thank you!!!

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  13. I love how you made Wednesday's jumpsuit work appropriate!

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  14. These are such great tips & I am loving your looks as always. I think Monday is my favorite!

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  15. Thanks for the tips! Maintaining the balance is the best advice.

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  16. As always you look wonderful and great tips on the workplace pressure that we can all feel at times.

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  17. These are all some super cute outfits! Love all of the outfits you share.

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  18. Love the reminder to set your own goals! It’s so important.

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  19. Lovely those weekly outfit. And it was a great tips hat can be very helpful for me as I started my new work last week.

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  20. Definitely a great and a helpful tips for me and setting your goals are so important.
    Love those outfits its really beautiful!

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  21. I love reading these tips about how to manage expectations at work. Really helpful in my part. And those outfits really suit you well.

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  22. your post is very important! I like how wise your advise on how to act is represented, I can only agree. Nice outfits as well, always inspiring!

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  23. These are great tips and managing expectations at work professionally is so important.
    And I love your outfits!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  24. I like the fray at the bottom of your jeans. I have the same job, different position coming up very soon and I'm going to remember these tips.

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  25. Love those tips! The quickest way to exceed expectations is to set your own goals. xo

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  26. You make excellent points about managing expectations at work. Even though I work for myself, I realize that most of these aspects even apply to my work day. I even dress up nicely, like you, for my day at the home office ;)

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  27. All your outfits are so pretty. That is definitely a great selection of work outfits. Thank you for sharing this.

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  28. Your bird print skirt is so fun, and I love your casual friday look.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  29. These are really great tips and recommendations lady! And Thursday is my favorite from this week!

    xo Laura Leigh
    www.louellareese.com

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  30. Love this post! Work life balance is so important as a way to be productive, successful and happy both professionally and personally.

    Xoxo Sarah Lindner

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  31. Great tips! And I'm absolutely in love with your work wardrobe <3

    Louise x

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  32. Those are all great tips, and your outfits last week were so cute!

    xx Mollie

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  33. Great advice! Also thursdays skirt is just darling

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