Join Britt Andreatta for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating tasks, part of Delegating Tasks to Your Team (2013).
Delegation is an important skill that all managers use frequently and is at the heart of any organization's success.…However, sometimes delegation does not go smoothly, because the manager and the employee…don't share the same understanding of the process.…There are lot of ways to look at delegation, but one that works well in many US companies…is what I call the four-phase model of delegation.…The four phases are called: Evaluation, Handover, Support, and Debrief.…The phases are linear, meaning that you need to complete one before you go on to the next.…
The first phase in the four-phase process is called Evaluation.…In this phase you assess aspects of the organization, your workload, and your employees.…This will help you determine what can and should be delegated and to whom various projects should be given.…Evaluation has two parts: evaluating the task, and evaluating the people.…Each part is important and will ultimately guide what you delegate and to whom.…Unfortunately, evaluation is the phase that most managers skip, because they feel pressed for time.…
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