Whether you are delegating tasks to employees or subcontractors, here are 5 tips for delegating tasks every small business owner should know.
- Know what you want to delegate. Delegate any task that you do not need direct connect with. Get rid of tasks that are easy and that can be easily explained.
- Not all the unpleasant tasks can be delegated. If you don’t like to do your deposits, you may not want someone else doing this task since it involves depositing money.
- Learn to release some control over your tasks. Allow someone else take responsibility for the tasks. It may take them half the time it would take you to do the task.
- Make sure you have explicit instructions on the tasks you are delegating. After they do the task for a while, you can then have them have some say on the instructions to make it more efficient.
- Acknowledge the work the person is doing. Follow-up regularly with the person. Once a day, once a week, once a month helps keep you connected with the person. And, tell them of any issue you may have.
Remember that delegating doesn’t mean you can’t do the task. It just means you have other things that need to be done instead of the delegated tasks. What tasks do you like to delegate? I would love to hear from you.