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Developing Staff through Delegation

By |February 7th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Leadership, School of Management, Soft Skills, Training, Uncategorized|

In our last blog post we discussed some simple steps towards effective delegation. We've compiled a few extra tips, stories and suggestions to equip you even more in this area of management.  "Delegation is difficult. It is perhaps the hardest thing that managers have to do. The problem is getting the balance right between delegating too much or too little and between over- or under-supervision. When you give someone something to do you have to make sure that it gets done. And you have to do that without breathing down his (or her) neck, wasting your time and his, and getting in the way. There has to be trust as well as guidance and supervision." Michael Armstrong, How to be an Even Better Manager, Kogan Page, London, 1988, p. 118. Here's an idea Leadership skills are becoming more important in the workplace - and not just for managers. As organisational structures [...]

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How to use Delegation to Develop Your Staff

By |February 5th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Leadership, School of Management, Soft Skills, Training, Uncategorized|

In a nutshell, managers need to delegate to get things done. But, if used wisely, delegation has additional advantages. It can enrich the work of your staff, develop their management skills, instil in them a sense of commitment to the organisation’s goals, reveal to you their previously undisclosed talents, and prepare them for advancement. Delegation can indeed be a rewarding tool for staff development - provided you adhere to a number of important principles... Do you sometimes feel like this? 1. Try not to delegate only to the most capable people. Resist the temptation to delegate only to the most capable staff members. Certainly the strong will get stronger - but the weak will only get weaker. By distributing assignments widely, you will be building a team of versatile performers and a handy group to have when emergencies arise. When delegating to someone who has less than ideal experience, [...]

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