Getting Things Done By Delegating

Getting Things Done By Delegating

As your business grows, there will come a time when you need to delegate tasks to others. Often entrepreneurs find themselves to be the bottleneck. Eventually, there will not be enough hours in a day to do everything you have to do.

There are emotional barriers to delegating. You may wonder why you should spend 15 minutes training someone to do something that takes you five minutes. You feel as if you are the only one who can do the job right. You may be worried about losing  control. Perhaps, you are worried the task is too boring for an employee or you may find the task fun yourself. Being aware of the emotional barrier holding you back is the first step to overcoming it and moving from entrepreneur to manager.


9 Steps for Delegation

There are 9 steps towards delegating which fall into 3 different phases.


1) Determining tasks by listing assignments and determining what to delegate

2) Describing responsibilities in terms of guidelines, templates, project descriptions, etc.

3) Selecting an employee for the given task based on their skills and interest


4) Describing the task in terms of expectation, the intention behind the task, process or methodology, and timeline

5) Briefing employees via email, phone call, or in a meeting.

6) Educating employees or provide training


7) Supervising involves monitoring progress, evaluating the process, and checking in with the employee

8) Following-up on task completion and deadlines

9) Debriefing involves reviewing the results and identifying areas for improvement or greater responsibility

Saving time & Fostering Growth

It may take time to delegate, but in the long run it will save you time and lays the foundation for growth for the business, employee, and entrepreneur.

Getting Started with GrowthWheel

If you need help with segmentation, the first step is connecting with a GrowthWheel Advisor. Mark Johnson, the Executive Director of the Technology Innovation Center, is a Certified GrowthWheel® Business Advisor.

Once you have connected with an advisor, he/she will send you a 360 screening. After completing the screening, your GrowthWheel Advisor will recommend decision sheets to help guide decision making and create a 30-60-90 action plan that outlines the decisions and timeline.

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