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The Art of IT Management - Practical tools, techniques and people skills by Robina Chatham

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2 HOW TO DELEGATE EFFECTIVELY

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

Delegation is about giving up part of your job with three prime objectives:

  • growing your subordinates;
  • creating space in your own diary so that your boss can delegate part of their job to you;
  • allowing yourself time to develop into your new role and, as time progresses, develop that role.

As a manager your organisational value lies not in what you can do, but rather what you can enable others to do; this is rooted in your ability to delegate.

In all my 33 years of experience working within IT functions and consulting to them, I find that the vast majority of junior to middle managers have far too much to do; they feel stressed that they cannot keep up with all the demands on their time and ...

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