So how can you delegate effectively at work? First, know what to delegate and what not to delegate.
So an example could be what not to delegate is, like, understanding the long-term mission goals of the company or strategy.
Things that you can delegate could be research projects, project management tasks and things like that. So that’s the first step.
The next thing to think about is understanding what the impact is and communicating that effectively to the person you’re delegating to so someone’s able to really understand what impact they’re having on the overall project when you freed them up, when they free you up to do things.
That can be really helpful.
After you’ve helped the person you’re delegating to understand why it’s important for them to help you with this, the next step is to give a deadline and check in on an interim basis to make sure that the progress is being made and that you’re helping support them along the way, you’re not just dumping it in their lap.
So my call to action to you today is to think about places where there might be some issues gumming up the works and think about what you might be able to delegate and to whom.