The Art of Successful Delegation

Effective delegation can dramatically reduce your workload and increase your productivity. Do you find yourself at the end of the day, buried under unfinished work? Do you feel you don't have enough time to complete all of your tasks?

If so, then it may be time to use one of the most talked about time management tools.

Delegation can greatly improve your time management and can also be used as a training opportunity to develop the confidence and skills in the people around you.

Are you regularly working overtime and doing tasks that you think only you can do?

Is there frustration among your employees and an increase in absenteeism within your workplace?

Are deadlines often missed?

If so then delegating effectively could be beneficial for you!

Step-by-Step Approach to Delegating Effectively

It can be hard to delegate! People avoid assigning work for many reasons.

The main reasons are:

  • that you may fear losing control of the task, or
  • simply don’t trust the people around us to do the job properly, or
  • that if the task is done well then you will become dispensable.

Do you avoid assigning work to others? If so, examine these steps to effective delegating.

But what happens if you do not assign work properly?

It is likely that you will have to stay back and do the job yourself.

As you are well aware....you can only work so hard and do so much before you suffer from too much stress and eventually burnout.

However, imagine when a task comes by your desk and rather than going into your increasingly growing in-tray, you assign the work successfully to a group of eager skilled workers with ability and experience that you can rely on to do job.

Does this sound like a dream? Well, by delegating effectively why not give yourself the chance to live your dream.

Delegating effectively can:

  • increases the skills, confidence and the potential of the people around you, and
  • free up your time to do those tasks that you have to do, and are important for your long-term goals.

It is in the interest of you, your staff and the company that you assign your work effectively.

Delegating effectively can build the skills of the people around you

Assigning work effectively, can make or break your workforce.

If done well, delegating has the potential of creating a more skilled and motivated employees, reduce absenteeism and increase productivity and productivity in the workplace.

On the other hand, if the work is not assigned well, it can create frustration and stress for you and your employees, resulting in greater absenteeism and less well-being and productivity for you and your employees.

So the gains are big for delegating as a training opportunity.

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