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Don’t omit the Why in delegation….(The Art Of Delegation)

Posted on: November 22, 2010

You’re dealing with a human being that is equally smart if not smarter! You don’t need to simply tell them how to do things…that might get things done at first but what happens when another situation arises and you’re not there? The job gets stuck! Maybe you didn’t entirely explicitly define every possible situation in your SOP(standard operating procedure) manual and now you really have a mess on your hands and the employees that work for you are stuck!

This is why the Unemployment office is not really helping the unemployed other than the checks it distributes! (Restructuring a resume doesn’t help much!)This is why college kids that are graduating are stranded not knowing what to do after graduation(The whole four years they were being prepared for jobs when an economy is flourishing  now what happens when it isn’t?) ! This is why when disasters occur at most places of work, it gets worse before it is rectified!

You are charged with the responsibility as a manager, employee, professor or any position of leadership to:-

  1. Lead by example…don’t delegate something you haven’t attempted or would never attempt…otherwise how would you know if the job is being executed right?
  2. If you must delegate concentrate on why….leave the flexibility of how to the one executing the task!
  3. Push and promote the employee to start being self reliant…deliberately refuse to answer most calls and emails to force them in to the habit of thinking and solving the problems.
  4. Give them a time frame to accomplish the job.
  5. Promote education and training and not training that will help them do their jobs better, but training that will help them become better more rounded individuals!

Enjoy your Monday

Lee Kariuki



2 Responses to "Don’t omit the Why in delegation….(The Art Of Delegation)"

one can argue that it can go both ways

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