5 Selfish Reasons To Delegate More Often
Everyone knows that successful managers delegate tasks as an way to develop and grow their team. And we realize that managers don’t do this enough (Gallo 2012). We also are aware that using what’s known as the WIIFY (What’s In It for YOU) aspect is the most effective method to influence people , so rather than focusing solely on the advantages of employees, we should change the focus and concentrate on the advantages for managers. In the end, managers are also people. This is a win-win situation for everyone.
Here are 5 reasons to be more delegated:
1.) Reduce the hours you work.
This is evident, but the truth is that managers often feel obliged to work over 40 hours in a week. The standard for managers in posts in a lot of companies is between 45 and 50 hours per week. Actually, according to the findings of a Gallup survey, the typical salaried full-time worker works 49 hours a week. (Saad 2014) Have you ever taken the time to think about why? Are there really that many work to complete regularly or is it the normal? If you were able to trim off an hour of your day, and 5 hours in a week? What would you do with the extra hour of your day? Spend time with familyor your friends, go to the gym or simply unwind? The options are endless.
2) Stop doing boring work.
Many people believe, wrongly that because we don’t want to complete a task, there’s no one else who wants to complete it. It’s not always the situation. You know the report you’re dreading each Monday morning? There’s probably a fan of data in your group who’s eager to have access to the report. It’s all about perception. It is possible to replace the boring job by something more rewarding and exciting.
3.) Use only the top clients.
Do you have a dream of giving a troublesome client to a member of your team, but worried that the employee might believe you’re shaming them? But don’t fret, they won’t think so. Like handing over the task you consider boring, a customer you dislike could turn out to be your employee’s ideal client. This can free you up to search for additional potential clients. Beware of being caught in the ‘I see things this way, so everyone else should be able to see the same thing trap.
4.) Go on a vacation.
What was the last time that you were allowed to take an actual vacation and not worry about checking your email or checking your phone? In the event that you’ve not experienced an absolute absence, you’re not the only one. Studies show that 42% of employees are obligated to check their email when they’re taking a vacation. (Dill 2014) Doesn’t it feel wonderful to go on vacation and know that your staff takes charge of everything, and when you return you won’t walk into a pile of work that is waiting for you? A lot of managers feel that they’re not as valuable when they’re not working during their vacations. However an executive who has put together a capable team is superior to one who is tied to their work.
5) It’s impossible to develop if you don’t let go.
I’ve saved the top for the last. This is the main reason you should delegate. Your boss won’t be able to delegate tasks to you if your schedule is full of mundane tasks you are able to delegate to your team. You cannot be a accept new opportunities if your schedule is full of the same day-to-day daily tasks you’ve carried to the table during your previous two promotions. If you’re looking to be able to take advantage of new possibilities and new responsibilities, without taking up more time in your day it is necessary to remove the old in order to make way for the brand new. What opportunities might come your way if were able to take advantage of them?
The main reason managers do not delegate is because they fear. They are afraid that their colleagues are more efficient, faster, or more knowledgeable. Fear of becoming irrelevant and insignificant. It’s an absurdity of the worst sort because it makes you a victim of an unfulfilling prophecy. The best way to be stale and unimportant is to continue doing the same job you’ve always done.
There’s a certain amount of trust and confidence when delegating. It requires trust in the person who you are delegating to and faith that better and better things will be created to fill the gap which is left. Nature dislikes vacuums. Begin delegating to expand your horizons and with time you’ll be an effective leader recognized for their ability to develop their team. This is a win-win for everyone.