Sometimes being a team leader or manager can get really stressful because you’re constantly trying to get everything done and make life easy for your team.
Delegation is about giving tasks that you would normally do yourself to a capable member of your team.
It’s a way that you can make life easier for yourself while also giving the people in your team an opportunity to contribute and demonstrate their capability.
Giving your staff the opportunity to support you and do some of the complex tasks you would normally do yourself allows them to contribute in new ways, makes them feel valued and also allows them to learn new skills.
Either way, it’s a win-win situation which helps you to foster an engaging working environment and build capability in your organisation, whilst freeing up your valuable time to do more important things like coaching and development.
Consider the following checklist to determine whether you can or should delegate tasks:
Delegation is all about having faith and trust in your staff to do the things that are required to run your business and improve overall performance. Remember you’re a leader after-all and the best way to help yourself be successful is to let your team help you to get things done whilst also helping them grow and develop their skills as individuals.
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