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Defining Delegation

August 12, 2016

Once the decisions have been made, it’s time to get to work. But you can’t do it all yourself. And if you think you can you’re wrong. In fact, doing it all yourself can burn you out, dull your decision making skills, and make you the weak link in the team’s drive for success.

You need to delegate! But just what is delegation?

Delegation is sharing the load. It’s about communicating the vision for success, setting clear direction, and then assigning responsibilities based on the project needs and your employees’ abilities.

Whether you’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, a small business owner or a homemaker, you can put delegation to work for you. Smart CEOs delegate the operation of the business to their vice presidents, and expect them to do the same with their managers, and so on. Successful small-business owners may work more hands on than a corporate CEO, but they also know how to spread responsibilities among their team. And balanced homemakers know how to get the family in on the act of managing the household.

It really doesn’t matter what size organisation you are with, or if you’re with an organisation at all: when it’s time to get the work done, it’s time to delegate.

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