Delegating is the key to scaling a company. You can’t do everything on your own if you want to grow your business. However, if you’ve never delegated, you may find it to be challenging. Delegating is an art. There are steps to follow to ensure that you’re doing it effectively so that you receive the desired outcome for the task or project. Below are some tips to help you master the art of delegating.
Share with your team why they’re doing the project.
Often, if someone knows why something needs to be done, it helps them have a better understanding of the project. So, tell your team why you’re doing a particular project. For example, say that you would like to be a guest blogger on other blogs, and you want to delegate the research to find the blogs. Share with your team why it’s important for you to become a guest blogger; this will help them perform better research.
Let them know the outcome that you wish to achieve.
Tell your team what you want to accomplish by doing the project, and be specific. Using the same example as above of being a guest blogger, let them know that you want to guest blog on ten blogs and, as a result, increase your mailing list by 30%. Having this knowledge will help your team know that they have a goal to reach and an end result.
Don’t be a bottleneck to your team.
Don’t derail your own efforts at delegating by being a hindrance to your team. If there is something they need from you to complete the task or project, be sure and get it to them right away. Create reminders and deadlines for yourself so that you get them what they need and on time.
Delegating can be a very effective way to free up your time and allow you to focus on strategically growing your company. So make sure that you put the proper steps in place when delegating to your team to set them up for success so that you reap the benefits as well.