Quality Through Expectations
By Allison Howen
Every day when I get home from work, my furry, four-legged friend Piper enthusiastically greets me. Despite the fact that I spend more than nine hours away from this little guy on most weekdays, his happiness to see me never diminishes.
While some would say he acts this way simply because he is a dog, there is actually a lot of work that goes into creating a quality relationship – whether it’s with a canine or not. To me, the most important aspect in forming a quality relationship is consistency. For example, I make sure to take little Piper to the dog park every single day, and he has come to expect it, which is undoubtedly part of the reason he is so happy to see me when I get home from work.
This same concept of consistency can be applied in all aspects of life – both personal and professional. For instance, if you are trying to grow a quality social fan base, you must consistently deliver relevant content or risk losing followers. Conversely, if you are vying for a promotion within your enterprise, it is not enough to meet or exceed expectations on only one project, but on every single task that you’re assigned.
Overall, being consistent makes you more reliable because people will know what to expect from you, and that is the result of a quality work ethic.