Delegating work to your team members is a key element of getting things done. So why do so many managers say things like:
"I'll do the best job here, so I'll do it myself."
"They'll resent me asking them to do it."
"It's a boring job, so I'll 'lead by example' and do it myself."
"It'll be quicker if I do it."
These are all common reactions to thinking about delegation. However, when you don't delegate, you risk ending up with too much work to do, not enough time to do it, and lots of unnecessary stress. On the other hand, when you delegate, you might worry that the job won’t get done properly.
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