Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Learning how to delegate, part of Managing Teams.
Bad news, you can't do everything yourself, sometimes you feel like you …should but you can't. That's why you need to learn the art of delegation. …Delegation is the process of proactively defining value added tasks or projects to …be assigned to one of your employees to be able to increase the scope of their …responsibilities or the breadth of their skill set. …Learning how to delegate is important for two main reasons. …First, it's your job to develop your team members and delegation is a classic …development tool. Second, when used correctly, delegation …allows you a little bit of room to better focus on the more important work you are …responsible for completing. Unfortunately professionals often avoid …delegating to others. For example, we often feel so rushed at …work that we don't believe we can take the time needed to delegate effectively.…
To delegate means we have to find the right resource. …Spend the time explaining the work to be done. …And then spend time following up. In addition we often feel only we can do …
- Building initial rapport
- Signaling fairness and integrity
- Communicating proactively
- Facilitating efficient meetings
- Using your authority effectively