Suppose I'm interested in increasing my salary at work.
Would it be a good idea to express this to HR/boss and let them tell me what THEY expect me to improve in order to deserve a promotion?
A possible attempt: "I'm interested in growing aligned with the company direction to gain further responsibilities. What could I do to achieve this goal?".
Maybe by asking this question they'd look more carefully my quality of work and in some way pressure them to see that I'm improving in needed skills they told me, and then, as they said, deserving a raise.
Duplicate clarification: The possible duplicate question states that OP feels underpaid and wants to negotiate a raise. I'm not being underpaid neither I want to ask for a raise without giving value in return. I'm not negotiating, I'm trying to know if it would be a good idea to ask what they expect me to do in order to deserve a salary increase.