Guest blog by Clive Green.
Most companies fail in their businesses because of their lack of effective delegation. Delegation is not just telling your employee to answer a call or to fill out some paperwork for you. Delegation does not mean that you give an employee an easy task; rather, it is about assigning challenging jobs.
The reason why most companies find it hard to delegate these types of tasks is due to lack of confidence in their employees. Delegation is very important for a business to prosper. Effective delegation allows you to trim down your tasks so that you can concentrate on the major areas of your business. You should have proper networks where you can delegate your tasks.
There are some things that you should consider in delegating jobs to others. The first thing that you should consider is to decide what responsibilities to delegate. To delegate some task, you should remember that the principle of delegation is meant to encourage initiative to get the job done and for your support staff to be effective in the operation of the business even without your presence. The rule of delegating these tasks is for you to have more time to focus on the things that can help your business grow.
Next is for you to decide to whom you should delegate a certain job. You should choose the person with the capacity to do your job even though you are not there to supervise. You should study your support staff well in order to know the capacity of each. You should not give the task to the person who is less qualified. If you do, such a choice can decrease the status of your business.
Another thing that you should do is to have proper communication with the person in whom you entrust your business, and talk about the things that should be done and what output you expect. Explain exactly what works and what should be done and what resources are available to attain that output. After this, you should have proper review of their status from time to time. Remember that it is your business that they handle, so you have the right to know the progress of what they are undertaking.
With proper and effective delegation, you can have more time to focus on the things that need your attention. The important thing that you should remember is to choose the person well in whom you will entrust your business. Proper communication with them will help you to avoid future misunderstandings and ensure that their tasks are performed to the best of their ability.