To set expectations 設立期望值

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搭配 「to set expectations」 的意思是 「選擇或決定將會發生的事情或行事方法,並與此事所涉及的人進行交流溝通」。上級或管理人士通常會為下屬 「set expectations (制定目標)」。

例句

When I started my new course, the trainer set very clear expectations about the workload we would be facing.
在我開始上這門新課程的時候,培訓老師對我們要完成的作業量給出了非常明確的預期。

Lilly doesn’t think her boss sets very clear expectations – she sometimes doesn’t know if she spends enough time on a task and then feels frustrated by his feedback.
莉莉覺得上司為她設定的預期值不太明確。有時她不清楚自己在一項任務上所花的時間夠不夠,之後,也會因為上司的反饋感到灰心喪氣。

It would be good to have a meeting about the new project before we launch. That way we can set clear expectations for the whole team about how much time they can expect to spend on this.
在新項目開始前,最好能開個會。這樣,關於這個項目該花多少時間,我們就能給整個團隊設定明確的目標。