Want to Develop Better Employees? Learn to Delegate!
"Leaders who are strongest at delegation are those who are dedicated to using the tasks that come across their desks as development opportunities for others." -- Clemson Turregano
We often think of delegation as a time-management tool. It's true that effective delegation allows you to get more done, but delegation can also be used as a tool for developing employees. However, to see the development benefits of delegation, you must take a strategic approach, rather than simply offloading tasks you don't enjoy. When you delegate strategically, the people who receive the work are more fulfilled and productive, and ultimately, you too will become more fulfilled and productive as you learn to count on your team members.
The Benefits of Strategic Delegation
People who have work delegated to them feel more engaged and report higher levels of job satisfaction. Why? Because they feel challenged by new opportunities, and they know their boss trusts them and sees real potential in them.
Delegation can help develop high performers in other ways, including:
Tips For Developmental Delegation
Effective delegation is about more than just assigning tasks to new people. Use these strategies to leverage delegation for development:
Instead of delegating for time, try delegating for development and see how your employees blossom knowing you trust them with new responsibilities.
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