Responsibility, when it comes to running a business, is a very crucial element that every person in the business should possess. As a business owner or someone who has been tasked to make sure that the business runs smoothly, delegation or assigning certain responsibilities to your staff or co-employees is an important procedure that you should not disregard no matter how simple the task at hand may be.
A lot of business owners and managers nowadays tend to find delegating an excruciatingly difficult task. This might be because of their fear of failure in being unable to acquire the right outcome needed. This might also be caused by the idea that they can do all of the tasks better by themselves, which is a type of thinking that hinders most businesses from achieving their full potential.
Improving Delegation Skills
For some, delegating responsibilities is an innate skill that makes them thrive and help their company grow. The ability to direct your people’s skills towards achieving your business’ end goals is a very rare and profitable skill a lot of companies are looking for.
Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each employee is an important part of successful delegation. You should understand each other’s traits, as this will also help you develop a team that can complement each member’s weaknesses, allowing you to create an efficient and successful workforce that will make everything possible for your business.
Delegating very important tasks shows how much you trust your staff or co-workers. You are providing them with responsibilities that can greatly affect the business and this is something that they will not take lightly.
As you provide them with a responsibility, no matter how big or small, you are giving them an opportunity to do something for the business, which will make them do their best not to disappoint as they understand that trust is something that is hard to repair once it gets damaged.
All you have to do is to entrust your staff and believe in their skills, as it is one of the reasons why they were hired in the first place. Never hesitate to communicate with them and check on their progress so you can also find ways to assist them or help them do their task better.
Building trust requires time. As much as possible, you should get to know each of your employees and coworkers and treat each other as one big team or family. This will not only help you strengthen your bond and improve your office environment, but it will also make delegating an easier task and the ultimate tool towards achieving full growth for your business.
hey, I’m Kim + I am ridiculously passionate about helping you to work smarter and not harder + to realize how freaking amazing you actually are, exactly as you are and how easy business really can be when you are in alignment + simplify + add systems to organize your business + plan your business growth. I’ve been geeking out about online business, online marketing + systems + personal development + all that stuff since I created my first business back in 2006 + sold it.
This whole business owner thing is not for the faint of heart, there is a reason why most businesses fail!
While the road to burnout doesn’t look the same for everyone on it there are some similarities you typically experience on this path!
- You’re always in the weeds of your business
- You don’t have efficient systems and processes (or maybe none at all)
- You aren’t delegating effectively
- You can’t take time off
- You’re trying to do too many things at once + wearing all the hats
It’s exhausting just thinking about it! But there’s a way off the hamster wheel!
If you’re overwhelmed, overworked, stressed out, and worried that if you take time off the bottom will fall out from beneath you and your business will fall apart.
Then, you are in the right place my friend, been there, done that, got the tee-shirt and I’d love to support you in ending the cycle!