Lead the Way: Developing Delegation Skills
Project management encompasses different processes and protocols. These procedures ensure the progress and the materialisation of the project. A lot of these are largely dependent on people and their skills. As such, it’s important that you know how to delegate tasks.
The delegation of tasks is among the things that make a project move forward. This is an essential skill that every leader must have. Whether you’re handling a lead position in a volunteer project in Navy at SAF Volunteer Corps or working on your company’s fundraising activities, there are some things you should keep in mind, especially when it comes to delegating tasks.
What Your People Can Do
This is the very first thing you should do: determine the strengths and capabilities of your members. That way, it’ll be much easier for you to assign tasks based on what each member can do. Otherwise, you’ll end up dealing with complaining and grumbling members. Determining the strengths of your members requires thorough assessment, in which the HR department can help you.
The Time Frame
Every project follows a timeframe. The timings will help you determine the progress of the project. Before delegating tasks, it’s important that you know the current load and deadlines of each member. This knowledge will help you balance out assignments, which in turn will contribute to the productivity of the team.
The Willingness of the Person
Before delegating the task, you need to ask the person if he’s willing to do it. Now, not all managers will do this, and you’re not required to do so. But it’s important to know the willingness of the person so that you’ll have the assurance that the task will be carried out.
If the person is not willing to take on the task, it’s much better that you assign it to someone else to prevent wasting time and other resources. But you don’t have to be this lenient all the time. If there’s a strict deadline, you can command your member to carry out the task.
These are only some of the things you need to keep in mind when delegating a task. You may consult professional and corporate magazines to find more insights.