Join Britt Andreatta for an in-depth discussion in this video Finalizing the delegation, part of Delegating Tasks to Your Team.
After the delegate has accepted the delegation, you can move on to the second meeting in the handover phase.…In this meeting, you formally hand over the task.…This meeting will finalize five key components: relevant material, milestones and the deadline,…autonomy and authority, progress reports, and support you will provide.…There should be no surprises here, just confirming that you're both on the same page about all of the key items.…If you are delegating a task to more than one person, this meeting occurs with…all of you in the room at the same time.…
You'll want to be sure each person is clear about his or her role and how it relates to the others.…You'll want to go over relevant material you've brought the employee.…This might include reports, data, physical or electronic files, notes, et cetera.…You want to make sure that you both know what the material is and what it means for the task.…Another area to explore in this meeting is the autonomy and authority you are granting the delegate.…It's vitally important that you're in agreement before you leave this meeting.…
The course reveals what delegation can do for you and your team and introduces a four-phase model to delegate tasks and manage projects large and small. The phases include evaluating the task, handing the task over, supporting task completion, and closing the task. In between, learn how to pick the right level of autonomy for each task and the best ways to avoid micromanagement.
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- What is delegation?
- Evaluating tasks
- Determining which tasks to delegate
- Assigning tasks
- Meeting with team members
- Providing team support
- Avoiding micromanaging and the fear of letting go
- Accepting delegation from your boss