Stop “ordering” assignment & Create Order
Whether a manager or executive chooses to recognize it or not, most delegation falls in to the “order” category. You have an important assignment or project action plan and you issue orders. The problem with this approach is that it ignores the diversity of the business unit, the need for clear communication and the basic concepts of effective delegation.
When delegation is properly set out and communicated effectively, it creates “order” in the execution. Order means a clear, well organized picture of the task at hand. Order creates confidence, clarity and energy for action. Order magnifies focus on the task because there ae no side issues or confusion. The employee understands what needs to be done, How it needs to be done, by When it needs to be done. The specifics of resources, assistance, integration with the over-all plan and the opportunity for Q&A have been provided. The employee moves forward with every confidence that they can execute the task.
The manager benefits the most because the assignments have much greater execution success. The manager who uses proper delegation techniques reaps the rewards and avoids the breakdowns that can occur from weak delegation. The next time you have an important assignment to delegate, create Order, don’t give Orders!
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