The same is true at work, of course. Have you ever sent an email, and be surprised at the response? You think, “But I said. . . ” And then, of course, upon re-reading your email, and their response, you can see why they thought you said something different.
It’s very important when delegating work, to make sure that you and your employees are on the same page. They aren’t mind readers! Do You Expect Your Team to Read Your Mind? from the Fast Track offers 6 steps to take when delegating tasks. Unless you do have mind readers on your team, there’s some really good tips here!