Create a fast spreadsheet with the names of your team in the rows, and then select then create three columns:
First column: Ability
- From everything you know about this person, do you believe they could be trained to do this task well, in a reasonable amount of time?
Second column: Interest
- From everything you know about this person, does this task align with their interests and/or potentially support them in their long-term career objectives?
Third column: Time/resources
- From what you know of this person’s current commitments, do they have the time and resources available to take this on?
If you select the right person for the task, you’ll save your organization and yourself a lot of work in the long-run.