To effectively manage your team, you have to master the art of delegation. As a leader, delegating is the single most important factor in managing your workload and keeping your sanity.
Delegating isn’t an easy task and people that know how to do it make it seem easy. But in truth, delegating requires a lot of trust, communication, and coordination.
Here is a step by step guide on how to effectively delegate:
1. Learn to let go
Most new leaders have a problem letting go of responsibility and allowing others to do some of their work. They often fear that no one will be able to execute the project as effectively as they can.
To get better at delegating, you can start by letting go of smaller tasks while you get to know your team better until you can eventually trust them enough to let go of more work.
2. Figure out the best person for the job
As a leader, you should know your team members’ strengths and weaknesses.
When looking for who to delegate a task to, look for and assign it to whoever has the greatest level of skills relevant to the task.