Effective and Ineffective Delegation Behaviours
To delegate appropriately, check that the selected team members are trained and competent, willing and confident. This may be team members who are already competent and willing to do the job; or it may be someone who does not yet know how to do it and will need training.
|Effective and Ineffective Delegation Behaviours|
|o Be sure you know exactly what you want accomplished before delegating work.|
o Be sure you know the team member/team has the ability to carry out the task/project.
o Distribute tasks and instructions fairly among team members.
o Be consistent with what is to be done and the standards required.
o Make sure one task is completed before giving more.
o Ensure that the assignment is understood and will be carried out willingly.
o Follow up to see that your directions have been carried out in the desired manner and to the specified or expected time and quality standards.
|o Assume that after you have delegated, it will be carried out to your satisfaction.|
o Be careless or offhand if you want team members/team to take you seriously.
o Assume that a team member/team can do the job or understands what is expected. Double check!
o Get order-happy.
o Give orders unnecessarily to make you appear important.
o Give all the good jobs or the unpopular jobs to the same people all the time.
o Overwork some team members because they will accept your directions with less fuss than others.
Delegation is one of the topics in the Pivot Institute’s non-accredited program- Fundamentals of Management. For more details please call us on (08) 9221 1803.
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