Are you feeling overworked, overwhelmed, and on the brink of burnout? Chances are you can ease some of the burdens by delegating tasks to your team. While it can be hard to let go, we’ve compiled some steps towards reducing the workload through effective delegation.
How to Use Delegation to Prevent Becoming Overworked
Ask any leader what one of their biggest challenges was when they were starting out, and many will tell you it was learning to delegate. Delegating important tasks and relinquishing control can be scary. But doing so is necessary to avoid burnout and to build an engaged team. Delegation is so much more than just good for you as a leader. Trusting your team members with key tasks through delegation helps them build confidence in their own abilities.
It’s hard, I know. I’ve been there. In my first role as a supervisor, I struggled to let go. I simply did not trust my team to do the work – and that was my failure, not theirs. So how did I overcome it? I helped my team see the connection between projects, tasks, and business goals. I created an environment that set the team up for success. I started by ensuring the team had the training and development needed to do the work successfully. That includes helping them transition from being told what to do, to being able to figure out what to do.
In this article from the Transformation Studio, you will learn the approach I embraced to delegate important work to my team with confidence. Start your free trial of the Transformation Studio today to continue reading, and take the first steps towards reducing burnout and developing your team.
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