Increase the Benefits of Delegating Duties

How to delegate tasks is an important issue, but which tasks to delegate—and why—are equally good questions. Take delegation to a higher level with this advice: Focus on growth. Use delegation as a strategy for employee development. Assign tasks that stretch your people, not just busywork that’s so “safe” nobody could screw it up. Think big: Delegate tasks that will have an impact on your employees—and your organization.  Analyze your responsibilities. When deciding what to do yourself, consider the value of your own time. Would you authorize paying somebody at your salary level to change the toner cartridge? That doesn’t
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Get on the Same Page Quickly with New Employees

When meeting new employees, you should get to know them as quickly as you can. Don’t rush things, but sit down with them one by one for a conversation. Here’s what to talk about: Ask them to describe their job or role as they see it. Ask what they enjoy most about their work and what they don’t like. Ask about their personal/career goals. Ask how you can help them perform their job better. Ask what their expectations of you are, and explain your own expectations of them. You might want to exchange some personal information about each other, as
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