Do It All or Delegate by Robert Finkelstein

drowning_in_paperworkAre you drowning in work? If the answer is yes, it’s your fault. Time to delegate.

Here’s what I recommend….

cluttered_desk_2Take a look at the tasks you need to work through on a daily or weekly basis. Of those tasks, which ones can you delegate to others? Once you establish which ones they are, see if anyone will volunteer to take them on. Acknowledge anyone who does. If you’re not so fortunate, you might need to decide who on your team you think would successfully carry out the task. Take into consideration experience, skill sets, and match the tasks appropriately. Remember, when you delegate, set that person up to succeed. Give them clear and specific instructions, expectations and deadlines. Once you’ve established this, step away. Let them go to work. You can determine how much monitoring is required – maybe a little more at the beginning, elicit questions, but don’t forget, the idea here is to free up your time to do higher level work.

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2 Responses to “Do It All or Delegate by Robert Finkelstein”

  1. Coming soon sounds about right for either depending on the circumstances.

  2. That has got to be the world’s shortest contemplative blog post ever! Well done, Robert!

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