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The Delegation Dilemma – Shall You Do It Or Not?

Written by: Hulya Kurt, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 
Executive Contributor Hulya Kurt

Leadership is more than only providing vision, guidance, and deciding. It also encompasses trust your team, succession planning, providing support, training, mentoring, and allowing your employees to learn from you.


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Yes, I am talking about delegation.


As much as we think that we are the best to know and we shall stem everything, literally you can’t accomplish all, and after a while feel overwhelmed and find yourself even in burn-out mode. As much as we think that people we delegate to, are not able to do in full perfection, they will ultimately learn. Step by step if you allow them to do so. It is in your benefit as a leader to delegate tasks and responsibilities to your employees. It will free up your time to focus on strategic planning and projects that are important for your organization’s future.


Leadership and delegation are two critical components of any successful business or organization. Effective leadership is essential for guiding teams towards success, while delegation allows leaders to distribute tasks and responsibilities amongst team members. When these two practices are combined, businesses can achieve greater efficiency, productivity, and job satisfaction among employees.


So let’s go the basics.


What is leadership?


Leadership is the ability to inspire and guide a group towards a common goal. A good leader possesses qualities such as effective communication, empathy, adaptability, and vision. They can motivate their team members, provide guidance and support, and make difficult decisions when necessary.


What is delegation?


Delegation is the act of assigning tasks or responsibilities to team members. It is an essential part of leadership because it allows leaders to focus on higher-level tasks while empowering their team members to take ownership of their work. Effective delegation requires clear communication, trust, and a willingness to let go of control. Leaders must also ensure that team members have the necessary skills and resources to complete the task successfully.


Benefits of delegation


Delegation can have a huge impact on productivity and job satisfaction for both the leader and team members. By delegating tasks, leaders can free up their own time to focus on more important responsibilities, while also providing opportunities for team members to develop new skills and take on more responsibility. This will lead to increased motivation and job satisfaction among team members, as they feel valued and trusted by their leader.


Challenges of delegation


Delegating tasks can be a difficult process for leaders, as it means having trust in their team members and the ability to effectively communicate expectations. One common challenge is the fear of losing control over the outcome of the task. This fear can lead to micromanagement and a lack of delegation, which ultimately hinders productivity and growth.


Another challenge of delegation is identifying the right tasks to delegate.


However, it's important to recognize that delegation is important and necessary for the growth of your employees and your own.


So, take the leap of faith and start delegating.


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Hulya Kurt, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

After 32 years of working within a multinational company, Hulya chose to follow her passion of becoming a coach, mentor and workshop facilitator. She motivates and empowers company management teams and their employees to move forward in their professional life. Additionally she specialises in growth management with young adults and teenagers, assisting them through anxieties, fears and internal roadblocks. She is bridging the gap between academia and professional life, helps parents to understand their children. Additionally she is an author and best life coach award winner.

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