It is pretty common that people have expectations of others. Individuals have expectations from family, friends, government, and even employers. The same way, the employers too, have expectations from their employees. One may have a doubt as to why employers should have any expectations. We should understand that entrepreneurs are great assets to the nation who help in building the economy with their foresight and wisdom. To be a part of their efforts in building a strong organization, employees should understand the efforts the employers put in, and identify and align their individual goals with that of the organization to accompany them in their efforts. Hence, it is essential for the employees to know that employers like their employees when they behave in a certain way and work towards the organizational goals as a unit.
Own the place: The employer expects you to own the place and responsibilities you are given. Employers expect their employees to know the difference between what should be done and what should not be done. The employer cannot guide each and every employee towards his responsibilities. So, the employees ought to be proactive and responsible towards their job.
Positive thinking: One quality that not just employers but everybody likes in others is the positive attitude. A positive attitude among the employees is an important aspect of a successful company as having people with negativity will not help the company to sustain for long. Positive thinking makes a person inquisitive and helps in looking out for better ideas even in adverse situations. This leads to better performance and productivity.
Confidentiality: Confidentiality of company information is a policy that has to be strictly followed by everyone in the organization. As employees, you have access to a lot of sensitive and confidential information that has to be guarded well. It is in the best interest of the employees and the organization to maintain the secrecy of the company information and know the hazards of leaking valuable information to outsiders.
Team player: An organization’s employees are like a family and they are expected to cooperate with each other and behave like a family. Cooperation means understanding your work and your colleagues work and helping with each others’ work to grow together. By collaborating with each other and being a team player employees can execute and accomplish the organization’s goals much faster.
Excellent customer service: Employees are the walking brand ambassadors of the company so, it is expected of all the employees that they behave well and provide excellent customer service. The customers get to know the company from the way you talk and behave and hence, the employers expect the highest levels of customer service from the employees.
No bad-mouthing: No employer will expect his employees to bad-mouth his employer or co-workers. Bad-mouthing the company is a disgraceful act and it is the least expected of an employee. It is in the personal interest of employees to stay away from back-biting the employer not just while being employed but even after quitting the company because those who do this will not make a good impression on future employers as well.
As employees wish to be appreciated for their work, employers wish that their employees showcase these qualities and prove that they are indeed an asset to their company.