By Barb Bruno  |    Friday July 22, 2022

Category: Expert Advice, Productivity, Recruiting


The job market, technology, and the economy will continue to rapidly change.  You must commit to a lifetime of learning and challenge yourself to identify innovative ways to differentiate so you can achieve the level of success you deserve.

Management and leadership require tenacity, dedication, and determination to view change and obstacles as opportunities.  A great manager realizes they become an effective leader when they delegate to others, helping them grow in their career.

Whether you’re responsible for managing a team of 2 or 200, delegation can be one of the most difficult skills to embrace. Here are a few ways delegating responsibility helps you and your employees grow:


Delegation maximizes everyone’s potential.

Not only does delegation help the manager focus on the larger, more strategic aspects of the company, it also helps employees learn new skills.  Delegation creates an environment where everyone is growing, which allows employees to flourish and develop within your company.  You want to take members of your team with you as you are promoted.


Delegation creates more space for new ideas.

Delegating responsibility won’t free up 100% of your time, but it gives you more space to think about what’s next for your department, team, or company.


Delegation improves employee job satisfaction.

According to the studies, an employees’ attitude towards task delegation was positive and led to increased job satisfaction, probably because task delegation comprised a high degree of work autonomy.


Delegation creates structure within your organization.

Delegating responsibility creates a hierarchy, which is important to creating authority and a system of responsibility. As a result, employees are more likely to complete tasks to the fullest of their ability.


Delegation provides a better environment for your organization to grow.

When work is delegated throughout the organization, everyone has more time to take care of important tasks vs. the urgent distractions. This also creates an opportunity to develop and grow your Staffing and Recruiting Firm as well.   




Make delegation a priority within your organization. 

Make delegating part of your process for your meetings and employee development plans. Whether it’s during the annual review process or in a weekly meeting, it’s important to regularly discuss which types of projects and tasks you will pass on to employees, so that they can build the skills they need.


Create accountability. 

If you’re not good at delegation, give your direct reports permission to call you out when you haven’t delegated something you should. On the other hand, it’s important for managers to let employees know they are responsible for their own growth and should be proactive about seeking new responsibility.


Know your people. 

Before you delegate tasks, really know your employees. What are they gifted at?  In what areas do they struggle? Assigning a task to the wrong person will only perpetuate your negative perception of delegation.



Once you delegate a task, do not do the task for your employee because they didn’t get it done fast enough or you feel you could do a better job.  It’s amazing what your employees can achieve when given the task.

If you ever feel like there are not enough hours in the day, you now have a solution -  delegate

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