¥ THE ART OF DELEGATION -2 ¥ by: SPELSTER @ 26-02-11 - 05:29:30
When we talk about delegation, the term micro-management also springs up, as they are the two sides of the same coin. Micro-management could also mean that you have not hired the right people since you are forced to get involved in each step of ideation, planning and execution. A team leader who micro-manages the team, is missing out on the big picture, that is, the end result but instead chooses to stress about the process.
HERE ARE A FEW EFFECTIVE WAYS THROUGH WHICH DELEGATION CAN BE PURSUED
Identify strengths : Identify the potentials of the members in your team and analyse which one of them will be able to contribute towards what function.
Identify who is genuinely interested learning and acquiring new tasks : At times when delegation happens, some employees view it as excessive work while some welcome the responsibility.
Let go and trust after training : Once you have instructed your team and delegated each one in their share of pie; as the team leader, you have to let go and trust them to do their job effectively.
Be willing to accept constructive feedback : In case a team member suggests some changes about a particular task to you, take the review seriously.
Realise there will be a learning curve : As a team leader, you have to know that all members of your team will be able to assimilate all the responsibility the way you want them to.
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