According to Merriam-Webster
the definition of "people skills" is the ability
to work with or talk to other people in an
effective and friendly way.
This week we will discuss delegating.
Delegating is best described as transferring
authority, responsibility, accountability and/or
tasks from one person to another.
Delegating some work can be beneficial to
those in the workplace.
1. It gives the delegator time to work on higher
level or time restricted tasks.
2. It can improve productivity and efficiency.
3. Others have the ability to learn or
develop new skills.
4. It builds trust and open communication
amongst team members.
Here are some tips on delegating.
First, know when to delegate.
Is this a task that someone else can do?
Is there someone else who has the necessary
information or expertise to complete the task?
Can you complete the task alone in
the allotted time frames.
Second, know who to give the task to.
Does this person have the experience and
knowledge to complete the task effectively?
Consider the current workload of the individual.
Also consider their preferred work style.
Lastly, clearly communicate the desired
outcome, and specifically identify any boundaries.
Make sure the number of responsibilities is
aligned with the amount of authority.
Provide a sufficient amount of support, don't
allow the person to shift the responsibility
back to you. Maintain control and agree on a
schedule to check the project's process.