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Delegating Work (HBR 20-Minute Manager Series) by Harvard Business Review

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Why Delegate?

Do you find your growing responsibilities and workload outstripping your available time? Are you spending much of your day completing tasks below your level of skill and authority—such as providing project updates or compiling data on new clients—work that could be performed by others on your team? Do you lack the bandwidth for higher-level pursuits, such as analyzing your department’s short- and long-term resource requirements, implementing a training program for new hires, or developing process improvements to speed order turnaround time?

Delegating—assigning tasks, projects, or functions to another person—can reduce the demands on your time and allow you to develop your leadership skills while improving organizational productivity ...

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