Set Clear Expectations Employees want to know what you expect. To determine whether employees have the information they need, ask yourself: Have I set measurable goals? Do my team members know how their job fits into our departmental goals? Do team members know why their job is important? Am I interested in how the job gets done or are results what really matters? Clarify what you expect because solid expectations create the foundation of meaningful praise. This recognition tip is provided to you courtesy of Make Their Day!Ⓒ Cindy Ventrice.