Join Britt Andreatta for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the benefits of delegating effectively, part of Delegating Tasks to Your Team (2013).
Delegation is a very important interaction that lies at the intersection of three things,…the delegator, you; the delegate, the person you're handing a task to; and the organization…that the interaction is housed within.…For the sake of simplicity we're going to talk about the typical example of a manager…and an employee, but these principles can be applied to any setting.…As the delegator, you are instrumental in making the process go smoothly.…Most people think there's only one phase, you ask the employee to do a task and they do it.…
But actually, successful delegation is more complex than that.…It requires you to be savvy with both project management as well as people skills.…If you want to brush up on project management, check out those courses at lynda.com.…Becoming an effective delegator has several benefits for you, your employees, and the organization.…Delegating effectively can make you a better supervisor.…By improving your skills in this area, you can create better, more effective relationships with your employees.…
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