You are given 1,440 minutes each day
Each person is given the same 1,440 minutes every day to spend as they choose. These minutes cannot be saved or invested. They must be spent each day. Assuming you sleep the recommended 8 hours per day, exercise the recommended 1 hour per day and eat 3 meals per day at 30 minutes each day, you have already spent 630 minutes of your daily minute allotment, so what do you do with the remaining 810 minutes?
10 tips for saving time at work with delegation
Most people find it hard to delegate when they become a team leader or supervisor or manager. Some of the reasons people give for not delegating tasks include (a) I cannot rely on people to complete the task correctly, (b) I cannot rely on people to complete the task timely, (c) I do not have anyone with the correct skill set to complete the task, (d) It is easier if I do it myself.
Delegation is an integral part of your success if you are a leader. Delegation is important to help you achieve your goals which will help your organization achieve its mission. So, remember, you are delegating the task, the project or the program, you aren’t abdicating it.
1. Clearly identify the task being delegated
2. If the project is complex, determine its flow by flowcharting it
3. Determine the person with the best skill set to successfully complete the task
4. Provide a complete description and explanation of the task including the benefits
5. Specify your expectations and standards for the task’s success
6. Agree on deadlines and milestones
7. Determine the status report mechanism
8. Encourage and clarify any questions
9. Provide support and conduct unscheduled follow ups
10. Evaluate the results and reward achievements or recognize efforts.
Have you delegated any tasks before? What did you do that worked? What did you do that didn’t work? What quick tips do you have about delegation?