“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling while they do it.”Theodore Roosevelt
“If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn to delegate.”John C. Maxwell
“When you delegate work to a member of the team, your job is to clearly frame success and describe the objectives.”Steven Sinofsky
These gentlemen talk about one thing in common. They talk about delegation. There are hundreds of reasons why a businessman delegates but here’s our top 5 why’s:
You’re not an octopus:
It’s obvious that you can’t do it all. There will always be more than enough work to complete and soon you realize you’ll need an extra hand. Delegating a task to the right person will free you up so you can take on work that needs your immediate attention. By not delegating, you place unnecessary stress on yourself and your health suffers. Assigning routine tasks will ease some of your stress freeing up more time to do what you do best.
There is a Better Way:
Make sure to involve your colleagues or employees in certain projects. This encourages creativity, innovation and builds initiative. Make them contribute ideas on how to go about certain projects and how to improve turnout. In this way, you ensure everyone who contributed to the project feel valued and appreciated. Constructive feedback, praise on a job well done, assistance when expectations fall short help ensure your employees are invested in making your business a success.
Someone Can Do It Better:
Explore the hidden talents and abilities of your employees by creating a platform for them to show what they can do. There will always be someone who has better skills to complete a specific task. It takes some time training a totally new person to do the job. Collaborate with someone you know and trust. When you give your employees the opportunity to shine, it reflects on you too.
Effective leaders, who delegate the right way, develop trust in an organization. Delegation builds transparency, morale and increased motivation. The sharing of tasks and ideas builds cohesiveness in a business. You move as one unit, with one goal that benefits all.
A planned designation gives your employees the opportunity to develop new skills. To develop the desired skill, delegate challenging tasks or projects, give them time to adjust and guide them in achieving their goal. You end up with employees motivated to achieve more, a high satisfaction rate and low staff turnover.
Delegating Saves TIME. Effective managers delegate to maximize the potential of their employees. They develop from within the organization because they build on their staff’s existing knowledge and skills. With proper delegation, you save time while preserving the growth of your business.
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