Management and Delegation
When you become a manager, you have to move from “doing” to “getting done”.
Disengaging yourself from certain tasks to take a step back and supervise.
Without it, you will quickly get overwhelmed.
How to successfully delegate to your team ? How to empower your employees? What are the steps and traps of delegation?
Did you know that 2/3 of employees would not want to become manager?
“Too much work! Too difficult! », most of them say when see their superior running around, working much more than 40 hours a week.
The more you rank up in the hierarchy, the more limited your time seems. Can this race against the clock be reversed? To illustrate this question, here’s a little story about the hectic life of a manager.
One of the first challenges for a manager is to move from “doing things” to “getting things done” and from “taking action” to “getting others to act”.
Generally speaking, a manager has 4 overall goals. They must, simultaneously : produce, manage, lead and innovate. Becoming a manager means spending less time producing (by delegating), optimizing your management and therefore freeing up time in order to focus on leading the teams and working towards your vision.
Knowing how to delegate means entrusting employees with tasks that they may not yet be competent to perform. Your employee will grow in skill on these new tasks and you will have more free time to invest and develop yourself in other missions. Here are the 6 steps to set up a delegation plan for each of your employees.
Do you find it impossible to delegate more? This video will explain how you sometimes take on your employees’ tasks and what are the real reasons that make delegation so difficult.
If you overcome these obstacles, delegation will be a piece of cake for you!
Do you think it takes a superhuman to run meetings?
Are you afraid that you will be told that the meeting was not useful, or was boring, or even worse, that the facilitation was not up to scratch?
One solution: divide the task into parts and delegate.
Lean on the team to divide up the roles in the meeting so that you don’t have to do the big split all the time. We will see the different roles delegated: time keeper, scribe, decision-pusher, speech distributor, expert, … etc…