Find the right person
To delegate efficiently, ensure you choose the right person for the job with the necessary skills.
When you are hiring, make a practical test simulating the task you are delegating. If you need a video editor, ask for a quick video.
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You will stand out in some specific skills and tasks. Those are the skills others pay for and where you add the most value.
But you probably don't spend that much time using your skills because you try to do everything else by yourself. You may know that you should delegate more, but it's just too difficult to do.
Staying organised while delegating can be difficult. To ensure you are on top of everything, follow this 3-step process.
Delegation means giving up control and trusting others with your work. Reasons that delegation feels hard:
But delegation is a skill. Like any other skill, it requires practice and resources to get good at it. It requires you to manage projects and people.
Allocation is giving other people work to do.
Delegation is giving other people some of your own work to do, where you give them the whole problem to solve, not just a task on its own.
In a work setting, it means the transfer of responsibility for a task from a manager to a subordinate.
The decision to delegate is usually made by the manager. However, sometimes an employee will volunteer to take on an expanded role.
Simply put, act on your tasks. The 2-minute rule can help with that: If you can complete a task in two minutes or less, do it now.
It's amazing what you can accomplish in just 120 seconds: write an email, make a quick phone call, pull a report and so on.
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