Take a deep breath and let’s learn how to delegate in business.
People who decide to run their own businesses tend to be independent, full of ideas and – let’s face it – sometimes control freaks.
Being your own boss and being the head of a business means that you need to be able to manage both yourself and other people, and it can be very easy to start micro managing it all to make sure that everything reaches your very high standards. But if that happens, chances are you’ll burn out.
Here are some tips that will help you let go and learn to delegate…
Train Your Staff Well
First of all, you need to be confident that you have the best possible people working for you. It can be hard to make sure that you hire people who will work well for you and understand your business if you’ve never done much work in recruitment before.
The best thing to focus on is probably finding people that you can work with and train who you trust will remain with your company for a long time. Trusting them is the next step – and the best way to make sure you can trust people is to ensure that they feel trusted, which you can do by giving people responsibilities and making sure that you give them space and time to get on with them themselves.
Trust Word Of Mouth
If you’re running a small company then you might have to outsource certain services to other businesses. After all, you can’t cover absolutely everything yourself.
You wouldn’t fix a plumbing problem in your office yourself, so there’s no need to force yourself to learn everything about a topic that simply isn’t your expertise simply so that you can do the work yourself.
For certain areas, it’s a good idea to hire other companies that are experts in their fields. Research companies online, for instance Brennan IT for IT help services, and read reviews to make sure that they’ve done good work for other people.
You could also talk to other people in a similar position to you to find out who they work with. You’ll know already that word of mouth and networking is often the best way to find a great service.
Finally, it’s important to think about what exactly your own strengths and weaknesses are. It might be tough to admit it, but let’s face it – you aren’t perfect, and you will excel at some areas more than others.
Getting people who are more trained in some fields than you are will benefit you greatly – for instance, if you simply aren’t part of the social media age and you aren’t sure how to create a good online voice for your company, it’s time to start speaking to someone – probably a millennial – who’s great with Facebook and Twitter and who knows exactly what people expect from them.
Being honest with yourself about what exactly you can do perfectly and what other people might be better at is the first step of understand what exactly you can delegate to others.