I used to think that if i handled everything myself, it would get done faster, better & more efficiently. Delegating to others would mean losing control of projects, wasting time.
But over time i realized delegating to others is not only helpful, it’s crucial to your success. As we advance in our career and getting our hands of larger projects, we won’t be able to juggle all the responsibilities alone and keep up with standard of work.
Yes, it doesn’t help right away and you cannot master delegating in a single try. Delegating may take more effort up front, but in the long term, it will help you save your time and allow you to focus on more important aspects of your work. Not only that it also helps you create a more competent, productive and confident team.
Always remember delegation is not shifting work you should be doing, but try to delegate tasks that will make use of your team members best skills and strengths. Delegation not just mean handing off a task — make sure your team members have all the required resources to get the job done. A good training rule of thumb is “I do, we do, you do” (i.e., watch me do this, then let’s do it together, now you try). To succeed and to help your employee succeed, you have to let go but you can set up a schedule for touching base.
Always provide feedback on their output. Reward them because your employee is saving your time and providing value. Say Thanks!