Management | Choosing between doing and delegating
At the risk of over-simplification, managing people and work is all about getting things done through others. There is way too much thinking about time-management as an integral factor in delegation. I’ve made this point before but it is so critical to becoming an effective manager…your job is to get important work done by managing others. Every manager has certain direct responsibilities that rest squarely on their shoulders. What happens in the day-to-day press of the real world is quit different.
Managers don’t let go! They think “I am the only person who can do this task right” or I will just do it because I will get it done faster”, etc. Bad form! The worst thing that can be said about a manager is “they think they are the only person that can do the work right.” If that is really the case, this manager has failed to train and develop their staff. If you want to do most of the work, stop being a manager. Managers get things done through others.
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