One of the most important skills when you’re running a company is learning how to delegate. If you started your own business from scratch then it’s easy to feel protective over it – it’s your baby, after all! – but trying to do everything yourself will only spell disaster in the end. Not only will you start to feel extremely tired and burned out, but you also won’t be utilizing the skills of everyone around you. Here are some tips on how to start delegating tasks in order to achieve even more success…
Look At Your Current Staff
It’s important to look at the people around you carefully so that you can use the skills they have to make your company better. Pigeonholing people into specific roles is a great way to ensure that they never get the chance to spread their wings and to do as well as they could, so once you hire people you should keep considering their work and keep talking to them about their aims and goals and where they’d like to go with their careers so that you can form suitable roles for them in your company.
Consider Your Own Skills
Being self critical is something that all successful people understand how to do. Of course there’s no point in being too negative about yourself, but it is important to acknowledge that your skills are better in some areas than in others. The best thing to do is work with people who have skills that you lack – this will mean that you have a team that covers all bases.
Work With Other Companies
One of the best ways to learn how to delegate tasks is to portion out work to successful companies that are already proven. If you run a building company, for example, you don’t need to buy your own elevated work platforms when you can always hire them from companies like www.height4hire.com.au. Likewise, if you run a retail business but your maths is a little shaky, don’t hesitate to hire the services of an accounting company to make sure that all your books are in order. Remember that you can’t be an expert in absolutely everything – you need to let some things go to people who really know what they’re doing.
Learn To Let Go
Finally, learning to let go is an important skill. Micro managing everything isn’t something that’s a good thing to do in the long run. Of course you need to ensure that everything is running smoothly and you need to cast a beady eye over all the workings of your company, but trying to control every single detail will be too time consuming for anyone to manage. Working hard is crucial but having downtime is as well – you need to make sure that you get plenty of breaks and rests and that you sleep for seven hours a night so that you don’t end up burning out. The best way to keep your own mind fresh is to work with other people as much as you can.
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