4 Effective Delegation Tips
In order to be able to manage your time to get the things done that are important to you, you must first preserve some time...the best way to preserve your time is to delegate
Create 3 Lists
Make a list of the things you are great at doing, a separate list of the things you are not so great at doing and then a third list of the things you hate doing.
As a leader your time is extremely valuable, and to be the best you can be, you must be ruthless with your management of your time.
Creating these 3 lists with help you quickly decide what to spend your time on and what to delegate to a reliable partner.
PASS ON THE RESPONSIBILITY CORRECTLY
In order to pass on responsibility correctly, you must first choose the correct person to delegate the work to. This is always difficult to do especially if you prefer to do everything yourself.
Yet, when you do pick the person to delegate to, you can pass off the responsibility correctly by making sure the person understands,accepts, and is motivated to complete the work. If they are not, then you aren't delegating properly. Or you are delegating to the wrong person.
UNDERSTAND THE TWO CERTAINTIES ABOUT DELEGATING WORK
First thing to understand is that the effort will fail if the person you delegate to lacks a full understanding of what is to be done.
Second thing is the effort will also fail if you don't come to an understanding and put a procedure in place to receive progress updates.
ANSWER THESE 5 QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU DELEGATE
What is to be done
Why does it need to be done
When is it to be done by?
When do you expect to receive progress updates from the person doing the work?
What are the desired results?