3 essentials before delegating to team members

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1. Know your objectives
Clarify what it is you expect to accomplish by delegating this responsibility. Focus on the results and standards you expect-not on how you’d the job yourself (unless there’s am established procedure that must be followed). Consider or quality of work produced, feedback forms others, etc.
2. Know your constraints.
You’ll to set deadlines; set a budget and determine resources to be used; and decide how much authority to give the person (i.e., when the person can make decisions on his or her own, and when the person will need to check with you).

3. Put your plan in writing
As you identify your objectives, standards, results and how you’ll measure progress, write them down. Using a chart or form such as the one below may help.


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