Monday, February 22, 2010

What to Expect?

Expectancy is something each one of us will encounter on a daily basis in a work environment. Expectancy is where "an individual's belief that a particular degree of effort will be followed by a particular level of performance." Effort is a key factor to the success of a company because it requires a desire to exceed expectations. Often people contribute less effort creating a lower standard when doing business. Companies can lack growth opportunities or goals for their employees which may result in co-workers poor motivation and sets their standards low. Effort is what the cooperation's need to increase efficiency within the business. Having a passion for what you do often increases the work output but unfortunately that is not the case for everyone. Some influences on employee's expectations are self-esteem, self-efficiency, previous knowledge and success completing the task, help from supervisors during the process, the necessary materials and paperwork for the project. All of these can improve what is expected by increasing the success and efficiency of the employees.

1 comment:

  1. I definitely think it's important to have some type of expectancy. Without effort, one won't produce the best quality of work, and without having an idea of what you want from that work, there will be no strive to do so. Having effort does help with efficiency and working with a lot of effort can help expectancy increase. Expectancy can tie in with goal setting as well.