Delegation is more than assigning work to someone else. Often, it is about entrusting responsibility and accountability. By delegating tasks, a manager is handing a little bit of authority over to his or her subordinate, while at the same time keeping responsibility for completion of the task. Delegating is an opportune way to challenge a subordinate employee or prime them for more expansive duties.
However, deciding what and when to delegate can be a delicate matter. A Time Management Practitioner Consensus Survey found that close to half of the 332 companies surveyed were concerned about their employees’ delegation skills. At the same time, only 28% of those companies offered any training on the topic.
In this course you will discover how to decide what to delegate, match people with projects, clearly articulate desired outcomes, identify boundaries, and anticipate problems. As a result you will improve quality of work by allowing the employees who have direct knowledge to complete tasks, create personal accountability, motivate employees, have more flexibility in assignments, and increase productivity.
This course explores the following subjects in depth:
- Characteristics of positive delegation and barriers to delegation
- How to decide what to delegate
- Employee analysis for better task matching
- Clarifying consequences of achievement/ non-achievement
This is an Online Class in which you will need to join the session with your own individual computer that has audio and video capabilities.
You will receive a web link for the training within a week of the training start date.