Trust Your Staff
Trust is a two-way street: to earn your employees
trust, you must demonstrate your confidence in them, and that
means learning to delegate effectively.
How trusted will your employees feel if youre overwhelmed
by work while theyre playing computer solitaire? Though
some workers enjoy down time on the job, most workers want
to be challenged.
By giving your employees assignments that require them to
stretch themselves, your group will accomplish more in a shorter
period of time, youll have motivated workers who are
acquiring new skills, and youll balance your workload.
Start by delegating the smaller projects on your list and
clearly delineate what the end product should be and when
you expect to it to be completed. Ask for frequent updates
but refrain from telling your employees how to do their jobs.
Leave room for different styles and approaches, as long as
the deliverable meets the requirements you laid out. And after
the task has been completed, review the process to congratulate
your workers or to evaluate how both you and they might work
more effectively going forward.