Do any of these statements sound familiar? “If I don’t do it, it won’t get done correctly.” “I can do it better (or faster) than anyone on my staff.” “My employees are already so busy.”
All of them indicate that a manager is struggling to overcome roadblocks to becoming an effective delegator. (To find out whether you’re an effective delegator, take the quiz below.)
Ready, willing and able?
Effective delegation starts by asking yourself: Are my employees ready and able to take on the work I assign? Take a close look at the strengths and weaknesses of your staff, the work to be done and your managerial ability.
You need to have enough confidence in people to let them do what they need to get the job done.
For delegation to work, you must match the skills and talents of your subordinates with the jobs to be done. This means evaluating their readiness to handle additional responsibilities.
In some cases, you may find...(register to read more)