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Essential Time Management and Organisation: A Pocket Guide by Sarah Cook

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CHAPTER 6: DELEGATION TECHNIQUES

When it comes to becoming a better time manager, the ability to delegate is a fundamental skill. Delegation will help you achieve tasks by sharing decision making and authority, whilst retaining the ultimate accountability for a task. In this chapter, we will consider why some people are reluctant to delegate, and I will provide some tips on how to delegate effectively.

Why do people not delegate?

Whilst I advocate that you concentrate personally on those tasks whose success depends on you, it is a proven fact that a greater number of tasks can be achieved by a number of people, rather than relying on a few. Learning to delegate will help you become both a better time manager and a better people manager. So why ...

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