The Art of Delegation

Delegation is a skill that every entrepreneur must learn to be able to get it all done. For some, being able to delegate comes easily, but for others it’s a skill that needs to be learned.

Delegation: An important skill for entrepreneurs

There is only so much time in a day, and more times than not, it simply isn’t enough time to get everything done that is currently on your plate. For most entrepreneurs. having so much to do is part of a normal day, but there is always the question: How are you going to get all of this done? And most importantly, done right so you don’t have to work on it again?

Delegation is a skill that every entrepreneur must learn to be able to get it all done. For some, being able to delegate comes easily, but for others it’s a skill that needs to be learned. Having excellent delegating skills will help you to ensure that all assignments you have given to others will get finished on time, and done properly so that rework is avoided.

What is delegation?

Delegation is assigning responsibility to another, usually from a manager to a subordinate to complete certain tasks. It is one of the key things that can get you to managerial success and leadership. With delegation, you can empower your employees to make their own decisions. Not only that, but proper delegation can save money and time, build skills and motivate people to worker harder and do more.

So, where do you begin?

Before we dive in on the topic of delegation, you must remember the most important rule: you are still 100% responsible for an assignment even though you delegated it. When you begin delegating, it is vital to know when to delegate and how to delegate.

When you are considering delegating an assignment or a task, you want to think about who would be the right person for the assignment. There are some questions that need to be answered when thinking about who gets the assignment.

Delegating to the right person is very important in ensuring that the deadline is met. Why? Because there are five main forms of delegating assignments, so you need to make sure that the person and assignment is paired up properly.

Then What?

Remember what I mentioned earlier? Well, after you delegate something, you need to implement a proper plan for oversight since you are still 100% responsible for the assignment. By providing oversight, you can direct the outcome of the assignment or task and ensure it gets completed.

Your Get Stuff Done ebook will help you to discover the five main forms of delegation and the questions you need to ask yourself in order to give the right assignment to the right person. That’s the first thing you need to do.

Download your free Get Stuff Done ebook and delegate like a pro. The art of delegation can be easy, you just need to know where to start and know the tools you need to better achieve managerial success.

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