Reasons why you need to clarify expectations

ClarifyThere is nothing more frustrating than working a job not knowing what the expectations are for you. It always ends in frustrations, because it is impossible to feel like you are accomplishing what is expected of you when the expectations have never been clear to you. I want to share with church leaders, pastors and business leaders 3 reasons why expectations are necessary for positional success.

  • Undefined expectations eventually will lead to frustration– This is why every new hire needs to request a written job description that clearly defines the expectations or else it will always lead to frustration. The frustration comes with the tension of being unsure of knowing if you are doing a good job or not.
  • Undefined expectations make it difficult to be upset with the performance– Look, if you are working a job, and the expectations have not been defined, it is unrealistic and wrong for your boss to come down on you when they think that your performance is not meeting their requirements. If you are a boss, define expectations clearly or do not expect for what you desire to happen immediately.
  • Undefined expectations require more time for performance– When expectations are defined clearly, it always increases the chances that the desired performance happens faster than at  a position when the expectations are not defined clearly.


Published by Josh Evans

Josh is the connections pastor of the Oakleaf campus of Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. Before that, Josh had been a mentor and pastor to students for 10 years. Josh is passionate about empowering church leaders to make a difference. Josh and his wife Abby have two children. You can connect further with Josh on this blog or send him a direct email at

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