Delegating is an art as with most aspects of building your successful company; a certain way of doing things, much of which is done from the inside out; through personal development.
Below are 5 steps to delegating and supervising that according to Mr. Brian Tracy, who specializes in the training and development of individuals and organizations, guarantees that your expectations are met and success results are achieved.
Become perfectly clear about the results that you desire from the job. Keep in mind that the greater clarity you have with regard to the results expected, the easier it is for you to select the right person to do the job.
Select a person based on his or her demonstrated ability or success at doing this job. Never delegate an important job to a person who has never done it before. If the successful completion of the task is important to the success of your business, it is essential that you delegate it to someone who you confidently believe can complete the task satisfactorily.
Explain to the person exactly what you want done, the results that you expect, the time schedule that you require, and your preferred method of working. The reason that you are delegating the task is because you have more than likely already mastered the task. Taking the time to teach and explain the best way to do the task based on your experience is an excellent way to ensure that the task will be done as you wish and on schedule.
Set up a schedule for reporting on progress. If it is an important task, set up a deadline for completion that is a day or a week before your actual deadline. Always build some slack into the system. Then, check on the progress of the task regularly. Leave nothing to chance.
Inspect what you expect. Delegation is not about abdication. Just because you have assigned a task to another person does not mean that you are no longer accountable. And the more important the task, the more important it is that you keep on top of it.
To grow, you must work on your personal development as a woman business owner and understand that it takes team work to succeed. Therefore, delegating to your team effectively is crucial to your company's success.