How clear is your job role?

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In a tip he wrote for SearchWinIT, resident expert Kevin Beaver suggests fully understanding and defining your job role can not only boost performance, but also your career satisfaction. How well do you really know what management expects you to do, and what have you found helpful in better defining your job role? Is this something that management has typically done a good job of mapping out, or does it require more initiative?

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Kevin does bring up very good points. According to my position and title, I make assumtions as to what is expected of me. They usually tell me I’m doing a good job for specific projects, but I’ve never actually asked management what they really expect of me and what they really want me to do.

It does take the initiative to ask. Something I should be doing more regularly. Thanks for bringing this article to my attention.

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  • Kevin Beaver
    A big thing I'm seeing regarding this is a lack of communication between employee and manager. One is often afraid to talk to the other, expectations aren't properly set, and the employee is ultimately setup for failure. Don't be this employee, or manager.
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  • Shilpa Venkateshwaran
    Yes a good job definition is good but on the other hand I dont think that should be taken up as an excuse to not do other things and learn new methods and ways. Part of your job should allow you to embrace change and also be flexible enough to do other things out side of your comfort zone. With agile getting more popular and lean becoming the trend, people are encouraged to put different hats to get work done.
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