We as supervisors and members of management are not clearly communicating to our employees our expectations and the direction we want them to go. One reason is we are too concerned with our own jobs.

Supervisors would get more accomplished if they spent more time communicating with their employees and less time trying to please their bosses. In the absence of clearly understood objectives employees will just do the best they can on their own. As a result, studies have demonstrated that the typical employee wastes six weeks a year.