Leadership & Management
Why learn about delegation and empowerment? Delegation is the assigning of tasks to someone else. Effective managers and leaders are great at delegating. This brings benefits to the organisation, the team member and to the manager themselves. When done well, delegation helps empower and incentivise people. It creates opportunities for learning, prevents bottle-necks and single point failures, and is used in succession planning initiatives.
Most importantly, effective delegation creates time for you – time to do more value-added tasks or to achieve a better work-life balance.
“Delegation refers to the transfer of responsibility for specific tasks from one person to another. From a management perspective, delegation occurs when a manager assigns specific tasks to their employees. By delegating those tasks to team members, managers free up time to focus on higher-value activities while also keeping employees engaged with greater autonomy.” Harvard Business School
This delegation course will help you adopt the delegation mantra: “only do what only you can do!”. You will learn about overcoming the personal and organisational barriers to delegation; understanding what can be delegated, and what should not; and how to avoid both micro-management and abdication of responsibility.
All of this will empower your people, enabling them to take more responsibility and accountability, and it will free up your time to achieve a better work like balance or undertake more value-added tasks.
• The importance of delegation
• Barriers and opportunities
• Why people don’t delegate
• What and how to delegate
• Keeping control without micromanagement
• IDEALS and the stages of delegation
• Tannenbaum and Schmidt continuum
• Summary and conclusions
Our Delegation training course for is new or existing managers who want to be more effective, add more value and create capacity for themselves.