7 Tips for Developing Strong Delegation Strategy as a Team Leader

When you need to manage one or many teams/businesses, you can't afford to ignore your job. You will likely have your calendar full and often have to work late. One of the strategies that can help you act more efficiently is to delegate unimportant tasks to focus on the important ones. Here are 7 tips for developing a strong delegation strategy as a team leader.

1.       Consider the Benefits

It is smart to know that delegation won't just benefit you, it will benefit others as well. When you give responsibility to the team members, they will feel empowered. It will allow them to feel like they can be trusted, and they will be more willing to go the extra mile for you.

2.       Focus on Scope

Once you decide to delegate and pick the people you prefer to delegate to, the next step is to decide what to delegate. You should delegate tasks that are not a priority and can be done by anyone else. You should try to avoid delegating strategies, decisions, people tasks (like recruitment), and any asks where you are an expert.

3.       Don't Delegate Lightly

It is also vital that you don't delegate the tasks without thinking them through. You should not delegate tasks that include confidential information. Only trust people as much as you have to, not completely, or it can be your neck on the line.

4.       Let it Go

Many managers have the habit of not letting it go. They assign the tasks to someone and then try to micromanage them. You shouldn't do that. You need to ensure that you trust the person you are delegating to and not monitor them or constantly nag them.

5.       Offer the Right Tools

It is also essential that you give people access to the tools they need o do the tasks you have delegated. If they need software to do the tasks efficiently, give them access. Similarly, if they need to use a vehicle, allow them to use your or the company vehicle.

6.       Give a Detailed Brief

When you are delegating work and assigning tasks a person has never done before, a smart way to go about it is to give a detailed brief to the person. It will ensure they know what is expected of them and how they need to do the tasks.

7.       Give Real Feedback

Lastly, you should ensure that you give proper and real feedback to the person or people you have delegated tasks to. It will ensure that they know what good they did and what can be improved. Feedback will help them grow and help you trust them more easily in the future. If you want to give feedback without hurting the feelings of another person, here are a few tips that you need to know.

Are you still not sure about whether you want to delegate? You should read about the steps to overcome your fear of delegation here.  



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