Join Britt Andreatta for an in-depth discussion in this video Accepting delegation from your boss, part of Delegating Tasks to Your Team (2013).
Until everyone is using the four-phase model, it's likely that you'll receive poorly-planned delegations.…If you have a positive, open relationship with your manager, you can tell them about this…model and ask if they're willing to give it a try.…You would be surprised how receptive managers are for new tools.…But if your boss is not open, don't despair.…Knowing how delegation should go can help you guide the process as the delegate.…You should still use the four-phase process, you are just going to approach it from the receiving end.…For each phase ask the questions that normally guide the manager.…
By doing so, you'll create more clarity between you.…You also empower yourself and increase your chances for success.…Your attitude and approach is very important here. You want to genuinely ask questions…and not come from a place of trying to teach your boss a lesson.…I know lots of organizations where employees have shifted the delegation process,…simply by driving it from the receiving end. Let's see what that looks like.…
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