The first step of delegation is to identify the need. Follow these four steps:
- Start by inventorying what you have jurisdiction over in your role
- Then, determine what are the things you are uniquely talents to be able to do for your organization. That nobody else can do. This should be a very short list.
- Everything else, can potentially be delegated.
- Look over your list and consider what will save you time and what, with some time and coaching, might a new or current team member be able to get up to speed on in the near future.
If you’ll take these steps to identify the need, you’ll not only give others the change to develop their skills, but you’ll free up your own time to spend more of it on the things that nobody else can do for your organization.