Let’s face it: Delegating to employees can be hard. Your small business is your baby. You thought of it, you spent your own money on it, and you have raised it from the ground up. Trusting others with something that is so important to you can cause anxiety. The good news is that if you delegate properly, you have nothing to worry about.
Once your business is running smoothly, you may feel as though you can sit back and get comfortable. It’s that comfort that will see your business failing. If you stop moving forward, so will your business. This means that you will need to keep working and even focus your attention on new tasks. It also means that you will need to delegate some of your old workload to trusted individuals. Here’s how to do it well.
1. Let Them Fly
Once you decide to delegate a job to an employee, get out of their way. One of the worst mistakes you can make is to micromanage. It’s not to say that you can’t check in, but you can’t stand over their shoulder. If you do that, you might as well be doing the job yourself.
2. Allow for Mistakes
Your employee may make a mistake. View it as a learning opportunity for all involved rather than a catastrophe. Give your employees a clear goal, and give them flexibility in achieving it.
3. Develop a Team
There is nothing that says you can’t delegate tasks to more than one employee. When you delegate different tasks to different employees based upon their strengths, they can come together and work as a team. Effective collaboration can be the key to the success of your business.
If you are wondering which of your daily tasks could be handled by someone else, reach out to our team. We will show you how we can assist you in freeing up your time, allowing you to concentrate on moving your business forward.