10 Steps To Effective Delegation For High Performance

As a leader, you have to delegate. There’s no two ways about it. If a leader ends up doing everything himself, then he is no more than an executive instead of the one who leads others.

The art of effective delegation is often deemed as an elusive one. It’s often a fine balance between who to delegate the task to and how much to give. And it’s never a sure bet of who can carry it out best.

Listed below are thus, the steps to effective delegation. Work on them and fine-tune for high performance from your team.

Step 1: Review past performances of the individuals.

Step 2: Know everyone’s commitment level, talents and skills.

Step 3: Set a specific time to talk to the selected person about the delegated task.

Step 4: As you delegate the nature of the task, put the task across in the light of his benefits first.

Step 5: Make sure him also understand how their degree of success in the task affects the whole organization. Besides seeing the big picture, include the rewards and /or punishment if it’s part of your system.

Step 6: Provide him with a realistic deadline and proper resources.

Step 7: Hear him out. Seek his opinions, thoughts and feedback on the task at hand.

Step 8: Give him the assurance that you will support him and back him up. Connect with him emotionally. Be true to your declared support.

Step 9: Review the progress regularly through updates and communication.

Step 10: Reward the person openly when he has completed the task of sufficient standard. Keep to your word. If penalty is meted out for failure, make sure it is justified and fair.

When you can delegate well, you will be perceived by your members as a fair and worthy leader. They will also be willing to remain a part of your team. For it is when a team stays together and think as one mind, beat as one heart, then can everyone excel beyond excellence.

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