Let’s demystify delegation for one sec… It is simply the act of moving work (and the responsibility that comes with it) from your plate to someone else’s. But peek behind that a lil’ bit more and you’ll notice that there’s a LOT that goes into making sure that the delegation of work is successful. Such as clear instructions, expectations, and support. 〰️ Here are a few questions to help guide you in delegating thoughtfully: ▹ If I had never done this task before, what questions would I ask myself? ▹ In order to understand this task for the first time, what tools and support would I need? ▹ Can I take a little bit more time to show my hire/team how to do it rather than just saying I will do it myself? ▹ Am I setting my hire/team up for success with this task or am I simply pushing it off my plate in hopes they will catch it? ▹ Have I set expectations around deadlines and deliverables? ▹ Am I making myself available to respond to any questions they may have? 〰️ Thinking of hiring a team member soon? Save this post - your future self will thank you!