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How to Set Clear Expectations to Get Good Results?

In any relationship, whether professional or personal,  setting clear expectations is key to making sure that that relationship is successful or not. But knowing what is expected of us something a lot of people struggle with, and this can lead to a lot of headache at work or home.

Updated on August 10

Key Smash Notes In This Episode


99% of the time, people think that the expectation is obvious, that it was already discussed, while in reality it's probably not true. Deliberately setting expectations of what you expect from people, and what they expect from you is important for a successful outcome.


A good expectation is the one that matters.

For example, if you are a marketer, the expectation is that you should be able to measure your work. If you can't quantify your work, you won't be a good marketer. At the same time, a good marketer should not be expected to be good at shooting great videos.

The best expectations are set based on the role for which they are set, and they are very detailed in such a way that cannot be misunderstood.

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