3 Unexpected Ways Delegation Can Make Your Life Better
Delegation is one of your most powerful business tools. However, it’s only as powerful as you allow it to be. Delegation is more than just having someone else pick up your dry cleaning or put away some files. Delegation can be used as a time management tool that enables you to spend more time doing the tasks that you alone can handle. Here are 3 unexpected ways delegation can make your life better.
Delegation can make your life better by reducing your stress. Of course, the key to delegation is trusting the person to successfully accomplish whatever it is that you need done. If you don’t trust them, you’ll feel more stress instead of less.
To use delegation to reduce stress, follow these tips:
- Choose someone with a record of following through on their tasks. You don’t want to spend precious time worrying about missed deadlines.
- Choose someone with the necessary skills. This reduces the amount of time you spend micromanaging the other person.
- Spend time documenting the end goal and any necessary steps that must be taken. The documentation can help the other person understand what should be accomplished.
More Time Spent with Clients
Consider the legal industry for just a moment. It’s highly regulated. Paralegals and legal assistants can work on many different tasks that lawyers can do as long as they are supervised by an attorney. Yet, there are certain things that only lawyers are allowed to do. When lawyers hire the right assistant, they know that they can trust specific tasks to that person while they focus their time on the tasks that they alone can do.
So, how does delegation make your life better if you’re not in the legal industry? When you delegate tasks to others, you’re able to spend more time interacting with your clients. This helps solidify the relationship that you have with your client. It makes them feel special. It makes them more likely to refer others to your business. When you’re not working on client projects, you can use your time to find more clients or to create new services.
More Time Doing What You Love
As a small business owner, you spend a large amount of your time completing administrative tasks. By delegating these tasks, you can spend more time doing what you love. It can be hard for business owners to delegate their administrative functions. These are the items that must be done for legal and accounting purposes. Often, business owners leave these items untouched and take mounds of receipts and other documents to an account once per year. It can result in a headache. Choosing to delegate this important task can mean no headache at the end of the year and you can also spend more time doing what you love.
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