1. Don't ponder on
what to delegate to your team. This is
the first mistake managers make.
Delegate the work you know your staff are good at, and at the same time
keep them motivated by giving them the work you know you can trust them with.
2. Do not delegate
work which you know you are uncomfortable with.
The best advice here is to get comfortable with it, its your work, and
you should not be palming this off to an inexperienced member of your team who
may make the work even worse.
3. Be honest with
yourself about what you should be delegating.
It is not in your best interests to delegate work that brings down
morale, and that's the point, if you don't think about the right way to delegate
work, you will lower morale, self esteem and bring poison to the team. Find the right individual to delegate the
4. Mentoring is a
critical element of the delegation process, remember those you delegate to
don't have to be as good as you to do the work, they simply have to be able to
do the work. Your guidance and mentoring
will help them achieve what it is you want as an end product.
your delegation. When you reward you really do build morale and team bonding. Competition between team members is a good
thing and this can help in a number of ways to get the job done more
efficiently, possibly better than you expect and will have your team keen to please.
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