Delegation Skills – Using the Power of Other People’s Help
Do you feel stressed and overloaded? Or that your career seems stalled? If so, then you may need to brush up your delegation skills!
One of the most common ways of overcoming these limitations is to learn how to delegate your work to other people. If you do this well, you can quickly build a strong and successful team of people, well able to meet the demands that others place.
This is why delegation is such an important skill and is one that you absolutely have to learn!
Being able to let go and delegate tasks to others can be one of the hardest managerial responsibilities.
The temptation is just to do it yourself – after all; you’re likely to do a much better and quicker job and let’s face it it’s going to take more time than it’s worth to explain to someone else how to tackle the task.
This all too common view only leads to disaster – lack of delegation will lead to you slowly drowning in work. Tasks will become half-finished or poorly executed, and you will end up with a disappointed and demotivated team who are crying out to take on more responsibility.
Assign responsibility for tasks and decisions; set clear objectives and measures; monitor process, progress, and results.
If you want to be successful as a leader, it is important to realize early in your management career that you cannot achieve your goals alone.
Moreover, you will not be able to manage people effectively if you continue to spend the same amount of time on task-oriented aspects of your workload that you did as a team member.
To increase your team’s output and prioritize your leadership responsibilities effectively, you must learn to delegate tasks and, in some cases, authority.
This enlightening course will give you the confidence to let go of tasks without losing control and give you the skills to use delegation as a motivational tool to increase performance.
You might be interested in another Management Courses as a next step.
This short course, specially designed to give you a quick, convenient way to maintain your Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification, and earn PDUs on your own time, at your own pace.
A lot of pitfalls and problems can be alleviated efficiently by adequately delegating tasks and through specific skills development.
In joining a course that will teach you all about delegating tasks or works, you can quickly achieve more at work and will also help empower colleagues. Whatever inhibitions you may have towards delegation will be put to rest in joining such a course. In fact, such a course teaches you the importance of delegating stretching and essential tasks. Classes like these are especially beneficial for those that are required to lead, motivate, or manage other people at work.
For participants it will mean:
• Measuring and monitoring performance
• Using available resources for getting optimal results
• Nurturing competence and motivation in others
• Finding out situations where delegation is possible
• Planned and managed meetings with staff
• Overcoming negative thoughts about delegation
Key Aims of Effective Delegation Skills Course
• Help develop critical skills that are required for effective delegation for a wide range of situations.
• Understand behavioral aspect of effective delegation.
• Help establish professional delegation process.
• Giving out essential tools, approaches, and techniques that are necessary for delegating procedures.
• Identification of methods through which delegation can be planned, carried out, and reviewed.
• Help develop skills and confidence required for achieving desired outcomes.
• Makes the participants aware of their ability and knowledge and help them plan their development.
Participants who fully attend this course and complete the test on the last day will receive a Strategic Axis Professional Certificate (SAPC).
SAPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.
What does delegation mean?
What cannot be delegated and why?
Why managers don’t delegate?
The difference between delegation and ‘dumping.’
What happens when delegation goes wrong
Benefits of effective delegation
Managers past experiences of delegation
Key principles for effective delegation
Delegating tasks to your team – a planned approach
How not to delegate
The art of delegation – six steps to effective delegation
Delegation preparation checklist
Assigning tasks for delegation
Setting targets and measuring performance
Evaluating the effectiveness of your delegation style
Conveying delegated task to team member
Recording and prioritizing long and short-term goals and tasks
Completing action plans for delegated task
Matching your delegation style to suit individuals
Learning how to trust and give respect
Understanding delegates’ expectations
Maintaining team member’s self-esteem; the delegation process
Asking questions to review progress
Providing feedback and recognition
Developing your staff and yourself in tandem
The benefits of smart delegation decisions
Planning – the map to your destination
Monitoring your team’s time effectiveness
Time as currency – spend it wisely, pay it well
Benefits of delegation to the manager
What can you do immediately on return to the workplace?
How to use your wealth of skills and experience to foster sincerity and increase confidence