A manager wears many hats. They are most known to handle all the planning, organising, leading, controlling, and execution of everything in their scope of work. Their role is very crucial to any kind of organisation and at most times, success relies on their hands.
Now, not many people acknowledge the importance of having good managers. As long as they can produce the output, the process doesn’t matter. Google also tried to prove something similar when they launched Project Oxygen in 2008. The goal is to also prove that managers don’t really have an impact on performance. However, after collecting all the data, they have come to a complete opposite of what they want to achieve – that good management can actually make a huge difference.
To achieve good management, a good manager is needed. But, you should remember that great employees don’t always make the best managers. Most great employees tend to want to focus only on their work and nothing else. They might have great technical skills, but it doesn’t mean that they’d make a great manager. On the other hand, a perfect manager is fully equipped with leadership skills that not every employee has.
Being a good manager is not as easy as it sounds because it requires numerous criteria. Specifically when managing an offshore team from all walks of life is a definite challenge.
One of the best traits of perfect managers is their ability to delegate tasks properly. Here are 7 steps on how they do it.
1. Gives an overview of the work
It should be a prerogative to let the employee know why they were chosen for a specific task or work. Give them an overview of their supposed task and tell them the impact it has on the business.
2. Describe the details of the new responsibility
Talk to the employee to discuss your desired outcome and clarify expectations. Tell them what you expect as the project progress. Also, give them the autonomy and freedom to learn from that experience.
3. Solicit questions, reactions, and suggestions
Never forget that effective communication is a two-way street. Let them ask all the questions that they have and answer them as much as you can. You can also ask for their honest suggestions and reactions to make the process better. And make sure that they have all the information that they need before hitting the road.
4. Listen to the delegatee’s comments and respond empathetically
As the manager, your people should feel safe and unjudged while voicing their concerns with you. Help them ease their anxiety by empathetically responding to their worries and regularly coming to you for help.
5. Share how this impacts the team
Brief your people on how each of their roles impacts the other members of the team. Teach them how to prioritise accordingly and make them understand the importance of their work.
6. Be encouraging
There is no better motivation for an employee but the encouragement of their boss. Make sure they understand that you’re trusting them to deliver results.
7. Establish checkpoints, results, deadlines, and ways to monitor progress
Although your people have the autonomy, make sure that they also know the targets and deadlines to hit. As the manager, it is on you to establish checkpoints and other ways to monitor your people’s progress.
A perfect manager knows the right ways on how to delegate tasks according to each person’s capability. Moreover, they help their people showcase the best of their abilities.
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