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Delegation

“The art of Delegation Introduction – Why delegate?”

It’s often been heard, “I love what I do, I really know my stuff and I could do a better job if I had my own business rather than working for someone else. How hard can it be?”

Then a bit of time passes – as a Business Owner, it started off fine, but now there’s so many different jobs to do, people to see and clients to serve, it’s all looking great from the outside – but on the inside it;s quite a different story.

Business Owners often become frustrated at this time, when they should be celebrating. The thing is, the busier they become, the more difficult it becomes to get on and produce more of what’s needed, when it’s needed. One of the key stressors is caused by everything having to be done by them – or more accurately the perception that they need to do it all by themselves.

People who learn to let go are the ones who can get more done.

Letting go can be really upsetting and emotional for people who are passionate about what they do, often believing that:

  • No-one will be able to do it as good as them
  • It will be difficult to find the right staff
  • Interviewing and recruitment are both difficult and expensive 
  • They now have the extra responsibility of paying wages every week/month

With these thoughts rolling around in their heads, it is understandable that it becomes easier to do nothing different and keep just getting through each day.

The answer becomes long hours, fear for the future and frustration at not being able to build the business they once dreamed of.

There are other options to getting yourself better organised with processes and systemisation. It starts with getting some help.

Here’s some simple ways to get help

  1. If there are specific regular tasks that could be carried out by someone offsite, (e.g. Book keeping, Invoices, newsletter issue) outsourcing these tasks makes sure they get done on time.
  2. In a backlog situation, or a particularly busy period, a temporary helper for even a week or a month can help clear the outstanding work and get you back on track.
  3. For regular tasks and administration, a part time employee can keep your paperwork or storeroom tidy
  4. When you are free to do more of what you are good at and are able to cope with more work, a full time employee will enable you to do what you love again.

Although all of these options will free some of your time up, consideration needs to be given to the financial investment when others come into a business.

Some of the tasks that need to be cleared initially may not really produce additional income, however when the business tasks are split and the support tasks are under control, the business owner spends more time out earning money. Thus, employees pay for themselves by freeing the productivity of the business owner from mundane tasks that can hold their earning potential back.

Well trained employees are always enabling the business to produce more, become an asset and also more than pay for themselves!

So that’s why we delegate, next time I’ll cover How to delegate effectively.

Till the next time,

Kind Regards,

Jane Quinn
Director
Website:   www.miworldconsultancy.co.uk
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