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

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Review the Process

Use what you learn from each delegation to increase your effectiveness in assigning work to your staff and others, as well as in teaching delegating skills to your colleagues.

Evaluate completed assignments

As delegated assignments are completed, take the time to reflect on what worked and what didn’t. Jot down what you would do differently next time.

Next, schedule a debriefing with the person you delegated to, and review lessons learned from this assignment. These guidelines will help you use what you discuss to improve future delegation:

 Ask for feedback on how the assignment worked out.

 Recognize achievements and provide positive reinforcement for tasks done well.

 Compare results with the agreed-upon deadlines and ...

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