Would You Define Yourself as a Delegator?

by: Liz Centi

Would you define yourself as a delegator? Or, do you prefer to just handle business on your own?

You may relate more to the latter, but true leaders know that delegating responsibilities is crucial to the success of your business. 

As a leader, your time is best spent strategizing about future growth. Getting caught up in the minutiae of running your business can stall future movement.  Letting staff who are capable of handling the day-to-day duties will free up more time in your schedule to devote to tactical planning.

And, the benefits of delegating far outweigh the drawbacks.

In the long run, delegating tasks allows for more efficiency. By sharing responsibilities, you are ensuring a more dedicated focus, preventing individual burnout, and allowing your employees to utilize their own skillset. 

Sharing responsibilities also creates a more solid team approach, bonding your staff as they work together towards a common goal. This will create more team spirit and better morale.

Employees can also learn new skills through new responsibilities, contributing to their personal development, giving them a sense of empowerment, and in turn, resulting in job satisfaction. 

More eyes on tasks and responsibilities will also offer more perspectives and better decision-making. 

But before you delegate, be sure to determine the correct person who displays the correct skill set and ability for the task at hand. Also, communicate clearly what needs to be done- and by when. This will ensure the job is completed successfully.

In conclusion, as a leader, delegating will support a better company culture, create deeper employee job satisfaction, and provide a stronger organizational structure overall.


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