Tired of being the most talented one AND the most overburdened worker in the team?
Tired of staying back late at office and not having any “Me” time?
All you have to do is learn the art of making others work.
Even Superman needs help and support and hence there is no shame in asking for assistance. In corporate environment, it is called Delegation of work.
Most of the times, you might not be willing to delegate work. Ever wondered why?
Simple! It is way easier to design the brochure and write the content yourself than explaining someone how to do it and getting that person on the same page.
In that case, who generates future ideas and plan of action if you are the one who is coming up with fresh plans and simultaneously executing it as well?
This is when you definitely need to delegate work!
Delegation is a win-win if done appropriately. Hence, here are few of the steps that can be taken in order to delegate tasks:
1. Bye bye ego!
Not only you need to let go of that little ego of yours but think logically. If the task is too much to handle for you, say it out loud and ask for help.
2. “I think he will offer some help soon.”
Absolutely not! People in corporate mostly do not have time to sense anything apart from thirst and hunger (many nowadays forget to eat and drink too), let alone realize assistance needs of a colleague. So go ahead, voice out the need yourself instead of expecting someone to volunteer.
3. Is he worth the trust?
That is a game you will have to play. Just focus on the mindset and goal. Once you can get the helper on the same page, you can get the ball rolling and it starts with a basic factor called Trust!
4. “Eat with your right hand, not the left!”
It is generally a bad thing to delegate work and expecting the person to follow the same process as you would. If the objective is to eat, a right handed person will use their right hand and the left handed will use the left. Your concern should be to meet the objective. Procedure can be decided by the helper. But of course, this does not stop you from suggesting and providing important tips.
5. “Come let me help”
Definitely be a good trainer and be ready to help as the helper might not be as skilled as you..
6. “Thank you!”
Never forget to appreciate the work and do mention your gratitude to your helper. A simple acknowledgement like “I am glad you did it” can create wonders!