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Do Less, Accomplish More

August 15, 2013

Daily ReadDo Less, Accomplish More

You know the old saying – “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” This holds true only if you have to do something once, however if it’s something that needs to be done repeatedly, all day long or every day, you can’t do it yourself you must give in and transfer responsibility on to your employees. Here is how you do it:

  1. Document the process. To avoid employees guessing how to perform a task or peppering you with questions, you need to document the step-by-step procedures for commonly performed tasks. Three ways to do this are: write a procedural manual, create a checklist describing the steps, make a video.
  2. Document decision-making guidelines. This outlines the steps to making a decision.  Write down the decision-making criteria you usually implicitly use and give the list to others. Pay specific attention to how a decision will affect your reputation, serve the customer and how much it will cost to implement.
  3. Create a schedule. To ensure the right things get done in the right way at the right time, you need to follow this final step: creating a schedule. Create a list of daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly tasks that need to be done for each role in your company.

Read entire article at: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227710#ixzz2c5FiMB00

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