Delegation: 6 Stress Relief Practices For Managers

Are you struggling with having to more work than employees to complete the work load? Do you find yourself overwhelmed with tasks that you employees should be completing? Well, you are not alone! This is a common obstacle that many managers face across various industries. Let’s discover how to delegate some of those responsibilities to your team and reduce your stress! 

In any company, the Manager’s or CEO’s to-do list can grow daily and each fiscal year. With a changing economy and new technology being introduced everyday, it is vital for most companies to stay ahead of the trends so that they can compete. Don’t believe me? Let’s recall when Apple introduce the iPhone and Apps to the market. It was a huge success! Many customers purchased and loved their new iPhones. However, this posed an issue almost immediately in the industry, in that if companies wanted to get compete, sale, and convert customers then they were going to have to be compatible with Apple devices.

So, what did most companies do?

They began to integrate and work with Apple to create sales platforms, applications, and more so that they can stay connected to their customers. Could you imagine the late night meetings and discussions that happened all over the world to make that happen? Perhaps you were one of them! Perhaps you were one of the managers who had to lead the department or company in the right direction to embrace this new technology. 

As great as it may have been for Apple users to enjoy their new contemporary phone, this exposed a weak spot in our work force and leadership development in that many companies, departments, and people were not equipped to handle the change. 

Leadership Development with delegating responsibilities will boost an organizations ability to ‘keep up’ and ‘perform up’! Managers and CEO must learn to delegate their responsibilities to their staff. Simultaneously, they need to build up their staff with leadership development so that they can handle the task. A manager and CEO should focus more on the future and where the company should go. 

Delegation is a person designated to act for or represent another or others;deputy; representative, as in a political convention.

As a leader, our goal is to train people so that they can act or represent your vision, goals, and job requirements without use being there. 

What’s a senior executive to do?

This problem is more complicated that what appears to be. A company’s future depends on how well a leader leads and delegate responsibilities. As you develop and prepare yourself for the future, you must always ask yourself if your actions are adding value to the employee and to the company. Proving resources and training to help your team grow and function independently is time and money well spent. Make the decision that you will not live a life of stress or worry. That you will begin to be open to new ideas to find resources to help your team perform the jobs that they need to meet their targets.

There are six success components to successful stress relief delegation. Let’s take a look! 
1. Introduce Personal Growth & Leadership Training 

Train your team in the way that you want them to go! Support leadership development training for your high potential performers. Many of your employees may have aspirations in their career and would love the opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities. By providing these classes, you are allowing for your staff to build upon their best skills. In the long run, it will help their career and help your company! 

2. Give the job to someone who can get it done.

This doesn’t mean that you pile all of the work onto one person to do everything, but it means that you recognize the people who can get things done. This will help your leaders take on more responsibilities and have the opportunity to delegate to others in the group. What tasks or responsibilities can you delegate today? Just remember, that as you delegate responsibilities, be sure to acknowledge their support! 

3. Communicate precise conditions of satisfaction

Be sure to communicate the requirements of the assignment. The better you communicate the better you will be. You may want to follow up with an email and make sure that you key points were understood. The best way to make sure that someone is successful is to make sure that they have a clear understanding of what you desire. 

4. Work out a plan

Create a plan that will support your deadlines. Work out the plan with the people that you plan to delegate to. You can make this plan yourself and give it to them. Or you may work the plan with them. The key point is that once the plan is completed is to release the plan to your staff and let them execute the plan. No micromanaging here! 

5. Trust Your Staff and Their Capabilities 

Trust is not the easiest thing to accomplish. Many times we hear that trust is not given but earned. In management, you have to give trust in order to gain strong leaders. If you do not trust your staff, you will have to micromanage them and your company can not grow. You have to start somewhere and give everyone a chance to grow in your organization. 

6. Find Ways To Show Appreciation

As a leader, you always want to find ways to show appreciation to your staff. Showing appreciation will encourage the team to continue to put their best foot forward and to work towards the goals that you have in front of them. So be sure to show appreciation to your staff for a job well done!

Let’s put this to action!

What responsibilities can you begin to delegate today? 

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