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Are You Delegating Wisely

August 23, 2013


Daily ReadAre You Delegating Wisely

I’ve recently posted about the importance of training and trusting your employees to take over some of your responsibilities to help them grow and become more productive individuals and so you can focus on “growing” your business. Training your employees and delegating some of your work takes some planning. Here are 5 tips on how to delegate wisely and effectively:

  1. Be Clear and Concise about both the assignment and the expected outcome — but avoid the temptation to tell your people exactly how to do their assigned tasks.
  2. Grant the Necessary Authority. Anytime you delegate a task, you also need to delegate the authority — the organizational power and resources — required to get the job done.
  3. Get Buy-In. Be sure to get your employees’ acknowledgement that they understand assignments and agree to take on the responsibility for completion. Answer any questions or concerns on the outset.
  4. Monitor Progress. Monitoring your team’s work does two things: it motivates them and it helps you catch problems early.
  5. Correct When Necessary.  If progress veers too far from the discussed guidelines, it’s time for you to take immediate and decisive corrective action. Do this verbally and in person whenever possible.

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  1. Great topic. So many people are set-up to fail when they aren’t given the tools needed. You hit the mark with this one.


    • I’m glad you enjoyed the article! Thanks for the comment. Cheers!


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