Andreas Vetr

DELEGATION: Leaders share both responsibility and authority

DELEGATION: Leaders share both responsibility and authority.

Good managers send their people in pairs for practical training. Let’s note how good managers prepare their trainees:

  • Motivation: FK calls the employees together.
  • Transference: The FK gives you the ability and authority to carry out something.
  • Delegation: The manager sends them off to complete a task.
  • Communication: It gives you specific instructions on what to do and what not to do.
  • Assessment: The leader holds delegates accountable when they are finished.

If we want to be successful in our mission (and report on it), we need to share the workload among team members. Good leaders intend to develop people while distributing the work.

Let’s consider three methods of distributing tasks within a team:

  • Dumping: Managers dump a task and are happy to get rid of the burden. There is little to no preparation; managers focus on getting rid of the task. This can cause significant harm to the people receiving the work.
  • Delegation: Leaders prepare in advance and then plan how best to delegate work to the right people. Less damage is done, but leaders are still focused on eliminating the task, not building the people.
  • Development: Dies ist der ultimative Weg, um Arbeiten aufzuteilen. Leaders prepare the people and the work and then focus on training the people. Both managers and employees benefit from this.

Questions for self-reflection:

How am I? What type of task distribution have I implemented to date? Which ones do I want to implement in the future? Which steps/processes do I want to prepare and go through for the trainees?

English:

DELEGATION: Leaders share both responsibility and authority.

Good leaders send their people out in pairs for practical training. Let’s observe how good leaders prepare their trainees:

  • Motivation: Leaders gather the employees.
  • Empowerment: The leaders give them the capability and authority to perform tasks.
  • Delegation: The leader sends them out to accomplish a task.
  • Communication: They provide them with specific instructions on what to do and what not to do.
  • Evaluation: The leader holds the delegates accountable when they are finished.

If we want to succeed in our mission (and report on it), we must distribute the workload among team members. Good leaders aim to develop people while assigning tasks.

Let’s consider three methods of task distribution within a team:

  • Dumping: Leaders unload a task and are happy to rid themselves of the burden. There is little to no preparation; leaders focus on getting rid of the task. This can cause significant harm to those receiving the work.
  • Delegation: Leaders prepare in advance and then plan how to delegate the work to the right people. Less harm is done, but leaders still focus on eliminating the task rather than building people.
  • Development: This is the ultimate way to distribute work. Leaders prepare both the people and the work, then focus on training the people. Both leaders and employees benefit from this approach.

Questions for self-reflection:

How am I? What type of task distribution have I implemented up to now? What do I want to implement in the future? What steps/processes do I want to prepare and go through for the trainees?