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Delivering Time Management for IT Professionals: A Trainer's Manual by Dr. Jan Yager

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Successful delegation

Delegation usually means passing off to others tasks that you could do yourself, if you wanted to make the time for it, or tasks that you absolutely do not have the knowledge or the skillset to do, so you must find someone else to do that task. A human resource specialist pointed out to me these guidelines, A simple rule of delegation is if anyone can do what you do 80 percent as well, delegate. When one can't do it at all, it's not delegation; it's called requesting assistance.

Few of us can do it all. We need others, especially after we get out of the one person or start-up phase of the work we do. Even if you work in a department where you are the only one doing a certain kind of task, there may be jobs that are necessary ...

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