By Brad Sugars
*6 min read*
In today’s busy world, one of the best ways to get more time for those top-priority projects is by delegating some of the lower-priority work to someone else. (If you’re able to eliminate it, that’s even better.)
We can’t speak for everyone, but many people are reluctant or afraid to delegate some of their work.
Do any of these reasons sound familiar?
You’re Part of a Team
When we try to help each other out, it’s called teamwork. In a well-run organization, everyone works together as a team. Different jobs are performed by different members, and there are various levels of authority and responsibility.
But the team was formed for one purpose: to get the job done successfully and help each team member become a winner. Think of yourself as a member of a team and you’ll have a lot less trouble with the concept of delegating.
Here are some tips about how to approach the business of delegating that will save your time and get you the help you need:
Keep Track of Delegated Work
Delegating a job to someone else doesn’t mean you can forget about it. Put the person’s initials next to the item on your things to-do list and enter the deadline you’ve both agreed upon on your calendar.
Don’t cross that job off your list until it’s been successfully completed.
If you’re delegating a part of a larger project, you need to make doubly sure that the work is completed on time; otherwise the whole project may be delayed.
Delegating is a confidence builder, for both- the delegator and the person who is being delegated a task. With practice you’ll gain confidence in your own ability to delegate and in your colleagues’ ability to complete the work.
Your colleagues will become surer of their ability to handle the job. And you will both feel the satisfaction of making an important contribution to your team - and to the success of your company.
The ability to delegate effectively has a double payoff. You’ll save time, which you can spend on other important projects, and you’ll send a signal to your colleagues and superiors that you’re an effective manager of your time and an excellent team player - maybe even captain material.
Management is a process, Leadership is an art form.
When you understand these two concepts, you can properly understand how to build your business internally.
As your business and your team grow and you begin to have the right people on your team, its time to look at the difference between management and leadership. Management is a process, straightforward and simple to understand, yet takes time to properly implement.
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