Understand Employee Differences when Delegating
It seems so simple to say “everyone is different.” It is true or course. We live in a very diverse business environment and most managers and supervisors would acknowledge the many differences between employees. In spite of this generally accepted diversity, most managers delegate work assignments as if everyone was pretty much the same.
What Employee Characteristics to Take Into Account
At the very least, a successful manager would take into account the following when crafting how to delegate a given assignment:
- Knowledge for the job at hand
- Work/Family life status.
- Prior history with similar assignments
- Training requirements
- Need for mentoring
- Ability to work under pressure if needed.
- Attitude and fit with the project team
A managers effectiveness and ability to execute assignments depends on drawing these distinctions.