By Patricia Marrone Bennett
Research on workforce engagement demonstrates that there are 12 primary indicators used as measures of employee engagement. The first is “I know what is expected of me at work everyday.” Some may think that if an employee has a job description, has received adequate orientation, and has an assigned manager who provides supervision, this should be enough. This is not the case. Here are some questions that an employee may have if they are unsure what is expected of them:
At the heart of this issue lies the need for building trust. An employee should always feel that it is safe to ask questions. Depending on many factors in the workplace, there may be an appropriate time and place to ask questions, but managers / supervisors are always responsible for helping to build a trusting relationship. When that happens, employees can feel that they know what to do in their jobs even when questions arise.