Join Britt Andreatta for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing for the handover, part of Delegating Tasks to Your Team (2013).
The second phase in the four-phase process is called the handover.…In this phase, the focus is to communicate expectations about goals, resources, and timeline.…You want to set them up for success, not just hand off your tasks.…This phase includes three separate parts.…The first is where you prepare for your meeting, the second is where you meet to discuss the…the details of the possible delegation, and should you both agree to it, then you have the third…interaction where the task is formally handed over.…Let's start with preparing for the meeting.…
When you give a delegation, you want to approach each person in the best way possible.…It's important to reflect on the relationship you already have with the person because…it will guide how you interact with them for this delegation.…For each person, ask yourself the following questions: what is the nature of my relationship with this employee?…Do we have a history of positive interactions that have built trust?…How willing has this employee been to learn new things or take on more tasks and why?…
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