5 ways to be a better delegator

first_img 49SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details There comes a time when you have to delegate tasks and responsibilities. When that time comes, you want the process to be smooth and the results to be positive. If you’re in the process of delegating, here are a few tips for making that process more effective.Give the right tasks to the right people: When delegating tasks (no matter how routine they are), you want to be sure that they’re given to the correct person. If the task takes certain skills, you need to be sure you’re giving the responsibility to someone who has the skillset to get the job done. Don’t just give the job to someone who needs more to do. This can backfire on you very quickly.Don’t be afraid to train: Occasionally, there may not be a perfect candidate for the task you want to delegate. If this happens, figure out who has the most potential for success and train them to do the job. This will pay off in the long run because you’ll be able to delegate similar tasks to the employee that you’ve invested in. You’re also developing the employee into something greater, and that’s always a positive.Give thorough instructions: You can’t expect success if you don’t explain what success looks like. Make sure any employee who’s been delegated new responsibilities knows how to define a successful completion of the task. You don’t have to tell them how to do it (more on that in a second) but be sure they’re clear on the end goal.Trust your staff: If you don’t trust your team, you won’t be able give away the reigns on anything. If your team is capable and prepared, they’ll be able to get the result that you want. A lack of trust will lead to micromanaging and stress. Give your team the freedom to get the job done and let them worry about how they get to the finish line.Check-in: If you want to see how an employee is doing with a new task, feel free to check-in, just don’t turn into a “helicopter boss.” Keep it quick and simple, ask how things are going, and volunteer any help if needed. This will let your employees know that you want to be supportive and that you also believe in them. This will make you a popular boss.last_img

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