Delegating tasks effectively is a key skill for any manager or team leader. By doing it right , you can empower your team members to take ownership of their work and develop new skills, while freeing up your own time to focus on more strategic tasks. Here are some tips for properly delegating tasks to your team:
1. Clearly define the task and give relevant context as to why you all are doing what you’re doing, and why it’s important.
2. Give examples/”clues”/directions to help your team-member get started with a good sense of direction; describing what NOT to do is just as valuable.
3. Follow-up and provide feedback: Regularly check in on the progress of the task and provide feedback to the team-member. This will help them stay on track and make any necessary adjustments in approach.
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4. Recognize and reward team members who have done well on these tasks. This will encourage them to continue to take ownership of their work and become a core part of the team’s success.
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