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Casey’s eTip: Delegate Responsibilities, Not Tasks

If you have people reporting to you, you may find that you spend a good deal of time thinking of things for them to do and making sure they’re done. If you’re working harder than your direct-reports, it’s time to…

Casey’s eTip: Delegate Responsibilities, Not Tasks

What does that mean? It means thinking big picture rather than piecemeal. Instead of asking an employee to complete specific tasks, tell them to take ownership of a classification of tasks or projects. You can use it as a vehicle for quality control and their professional development. You spend less time in the weeds, can release chunks of activities instead of one-offs, and your people become more engaged. It’s a win-win-win for you, the employee and the organization.

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