Many managers are delegating to members of their team for three reasons:
- Time (they don’t have enough time to do the job/task themselves)
- Skill (they lack the skill to perform the task themselves)
- Like (they don’t want to do the task themselves)
While the first two reasons can be quite acceptable, the last one clearly is not. The employees will soon notice why you have asked them to do the task. This will negatively impact their motivation as well. You could say that this is a form of delegation from weakness.
Bearing in mind the fast pace of change, it is critical that you continuously innovate with a high-performance team. This is normal in sports. The coach looks at the strengths of the individuals first and then sees how this person best fits into the team. In every position you will find the player with the best capabilities, both individually and as a team player.
The need for a continuously high performing and innovative team requires to delegate from strengths.
What are the strengths of your teams and the respective individuals?
GROW YOUR PEOPLE, GROW YOUR BUSINESS!