The interviewer would like to know the expectations that you are going to have your manager, should you join their organization. Be clear on how you are best motivated, the style of communication you like, and how you prefer expectations to be laid out.
Some expectations you may have of your manager:
- Mutual respect
- Consistent communication of expectations
- Clear targets and goals
- Regular check-ins
- Frequent opportunities for continued education
- Mentorship and coaching on a regular basis
- Camaraderie when it comes to the company goal
- Support when tackling challenging employee related issues
"I expect from my manager that they challenge my learning, and career growth, as time goes on. I prefer having a manager who is strong in the areas of mentorship and coaching. Does this describe the qualities of the individual I would be reporting to, in this role?"
"I would like to work for a manager who is consistent and respectful in their communication. When I know the expectations at hand, I deliver my best work!"
"The type of manager that I work best with is one who offers support with challenges surrounding employee behavior or logistical issues. Whoever is managing me is someone more experienced than I, that I would like to learn from."
"Clarity. Honesty. Fairness."
Great words to choose as they are memorable and not part of the 'most common ' descriptive words that many candidates choose. Be prepared to expand on these a bit as well.
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