Dumping tasks that you don't like to do.
Assigning tasks to staff so you don't have to be responsible for the work.
A tool for developing employees and teams.
An opportunity to leverage your employees' talents.
Helps your employees grow.
Increases employee morale.
Develops your leadership skills.
Lets you hand-off assignments that you don't want to do.
Lack of trust.
Fear of losing control or power.
Fear of mistakes.
Lack of knowledge about how to delegate.
Perception of "pawning" work onto others.
Clarify the Goal
Set Checkpoints and Deadlines
Micromanage for Effectiveness
Align, Allocate, Allow, Account, Assess, Accentuate
Align, Assign, Allocate, Allow, Account, Assess
Access, Assign, Allocate, Allow, Account, Assess
Align, Assign, Allocate, Accept, Account, Advise
Identify the problem.
Focus on the symptoms of the problem.
Evaluate the solution.
Monitor progress, evaluate results, make changes as necessary.
Monitor progress, issue orders, make changes as necessary.
Maintain the status quo, evaluate results, make changes as necessary.
Micromanage the employee to make sure the work gets done.
Work with the employee to set a schedule of checkpoints along the way.
Set a deadline for project completion.
Leave it up to the employee to check in with you at his/her discretion.
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