After weeks of pouring all of your time and energy into a new project, you turn it in and are feeling pretty victorious. Moments later, your supervisor walks over to your desk. It feels a little soon for praise, but OK, why not?
She sits down and tells you that you’ll need to go back to the drawing board.
Then she starts describing the revisions she’s looking for, and they’re nothing like the project you were assigned. Is your manager an indecisive flip-flopper, or was she saying this all along and you completely missed her point?
Here are two key questions you can ask to figure out what happened and prevent this from happening again (and again).