Small Biz Tip: People Management: Being an Efficient Delegator

Tips from August 3, 2009

The Small Business tips today discuss people management: being an efficient delegator.

  1. Evaluate strengths & weaknesses of your staff to effectively delegate work. Match their skills & talents to the work you assign.
  2. Ask yourself if your employees are READY & ABLE to take on tasks you delegate. Look at the history of their work & worth ethic.
  3. Understand the scope of their current duties.  Dumping more & more work on an already busy employee only demotivates them.
  4. Don't delegate all your work to "workhorses." They will burn out from too much work & not allow others to demonstrate abilities.

Daily Overview: Give people assignments you both know they can handle, but also delegate work they can/should learn to do.