What Exactly Is The Job I Am Being Asked To Do?

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While, strictly speaking, defining the job for yourself is not part of delegation, you need to make sure you are clear about what has to be done before you delegate it to anyone else

What Exactly Is The Job I Am Being Asked To Do?

While, strictly speaking, defining the job for yourself is not part of delegation, you need to make sure you are clear about what has to be done before you delegate it to anyone else. If it is a problem you are trying to solve, this is especially true. Before delegating, you need to know that the job you delegate is going to have the effect you want. You cannot complain if, when the job is done, it doesn’t have the desired result if your directions have given the person misleading information. For example: “I want you to reduce the flow of paper through the department; there is too much of the stuff and we’re drowning in it.”

Does this mean get rid of the photocopier, introduce a computer-based information system, send a memo telling people not to send so many memos, or decide which paper is important and which not? You can probably think of many examples of unclear directions - you need to make sure you know what is wanted.

This may seem to be irrelevant to delegating, but it is in fact critical. Many jobs go wrong not because the delegation was wrongly conducted, but because the task completed was not the one required to solve the problem.

The four stages
If you have a problem or are asked to do a job, there are four stages you need to go through before you can decide if you are going to delegate and to whom. These are:

1. Identify the precise problem or define exactly what you have been asked to do.
2. Locate and analyze the cause of the problem or consider the different approaches to what you have been asked to do.
3. Collect all the information you need on each potential option.
4. Consider all the options and decide on the best one.

To make sure you are doing the right job and going to produce the best result, you need to run through this process. Many people jump to one conclusion about what is the best way to do a job, but it then turns out not to be the solution. Also, just because it has been done this way before doesn’t mean that it is the best way now. You do not have to run though this process by yourself; there are many reasons to involve the team. The benefits are particularly apparent for complicated jobs: more ideas, specialized contributions, motivating the team for the job, and getting the team to work together.

Once you have decided on the best course of action, you need to produce a plan to implement it and then delegate if appropriate. Learn more about delegation only at the University Canada West, one of the best universities in Canada, offering various business and management related programs.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
18th May 2016 (#)

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