Join Britt Andreatta for an in-depth discussion in this video Dealing with the fear of letting go, part of Delegating Tasks to Your Team (2013).
As I mentioned in the previous video, the reason a manager violates the agreed-upon autonomy…is usually due to a fear of letting go.…This is quite common and something that most managers struggle with at some point or another.…I know I certainly have over the course of my career.…Sometimes it's not even conscious.…The manager truly believes that she or he is just helping out and doesn't see the bigger…ramifications of what's happening.…There are a few common sources that I want to highlight for you.…Number one, thinking that it's easier or faster to do it yourself.…
This one is tricky because it usually is easier and faster to do it yourself.…It takes a lot of work to do the proper phases of delegation and then support another person's learning process.…But this time is an investment that will pay off later.…As a manager, your time should be spent on higher-level thinking and projects.…In order to use your time effectively, you have to delegate some mid- to low-level items.…This will make your workload more appropriate for your experience and credentials.…
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