In the last episode, we discussed how to have a delegation meeting. Step five to create a plan of action is both the easiest and hardest.
They have to do the work. Three key reasons:
- They will make small mistakes, and them learning these on their own will help them learn better than if you shield them from making these mistakes.
- They need autonomy. They will have more ownership over the work if they are the ones who create it.
- They will come up with something you never thought of.
Let the other person create the action plan. If you do this, you’ll empower them with ownership over the work and the eventual outcome.