Join Britt Andreatta for an in-depth discussion in this video Assigning tasks to people, part of Delegating Tasks to Your Team (2013).
We're now going to look at how you make assignments.…We'll be using everything you've done so far.…So first, take your task analysis form where you identified projects or tasks to be delegated.…Next, you'll want to transfer these items onto the potential delegations form in your packet.…List the skills needed to do each task or project in the column provided.…For example, perhaps the project requires accurately editing text, working quickly, or designing graphics.…Now compare your list to your evaluating people forms.…
You'll want to start by looking for any obvious matches based on skills or experience.…For example, if Anil is the only one who knows graphic design, then he should get the design assignment.…But if more than one person can do it, use other criteria to make the assignment.…It's best to assign someone who can learn and grow from the opportunity.…In fact, intentionally look for opportunities to develop their weaknesses, instead of just playing to their strengths.…When making assignments, it's not just about getting the job done.…
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