Throwing Tasks Over The Wall


Delegation, especially to people new to us or to the work, is not throwing tasks over the wall with the briefest of outlines of what’s needed. We cannot expect that others will understand what we want, know everything we know, and do things the way we do them. Nor can we blame them when things go awry.

We must set the standards or measures of success, let them give it a try, regularly review their progress against the standards, take time for training, and encourage them to become better and better.

In short order, they will become more competent, confident, and in sync. Then we can start lobbing things their way with assurance that they will do it better than we could.


In your corner,



Today’s photo credit: Iwan Gabovitch cc

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