The Fine Art of Delegation..

The Fine Art of Delegation..

Here are some guidelines on how you can delegate
effectively and get the best out of your team.

Do not fall into the ‘I can do it quicker and
better’ syndrome. If you do so, you are not
managing. You are micro managing. This kind of
attitude can land you in a rut forever.

Be clear about the task in your mind. It helps to
visualize how the completed task or final product
should be like. Supervisors are often disappointed
with the work their staff returns because they
themselves are not clear about what they wanted
in the first place.

Make your instructions clear and relevant to the
delegates. Prepare an outline or sketch of what
you want. Putting it down on paper will help
clarify what you want and how you want
something done.

Enlist the help of the person you are delegating to.
Get him to write out the instructions that you give
verbally. Ask him to repeat what he has
understood by your instructions so that you are
sure that you have been understood

If you find that the work has turned out less than
perfect or the results are not what you had in
mind, discuss it with the person so that you can
sort out the misunderstanding. If the work is
acceptable, say, ‘This is fine for this time, but
next time I’d like it done this way’. Getting
someone continually to redo work to make it
perfect is demoralizing, frustrating and a sheer
waste of time.

Time frame:
Always set a deadline for the completion of work.
People often tend to relax if there are no stringent
deadlines. If it is not possible to complete the task
within the given time period, the, delegate must  get back to you and renegotiate the time or get
you to share the task with someone else.

Log tasks on a job-tracking sheet. List the work
given out and when it is due.

Follow up. Regularly check work in progress. If
the person(s) you have delegated to was given a
week to complete a task, check with them in three
days. Remember, rather than enquiring, ‘have
you finished yet?’ ask ‘how are you doing on
project X?’ The first will put him on the defensive.
You can sniff out any potential problems early on,
by checking up regularly.

Give enough space to your people to use their own
methods and be creative. As a manager you have
to be concerned not merely with the results but
also the means. Acknowledge good jobs, no matter
how small and work on improving bad ones.
Make sure that everything is done positively and
non critically.

PC : Britty

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Importance of Being Punctual

Here are some reasons why you should always be punctual at the workplace:

 

It shows that you are respectful

Whether you are attending a business meeting or shipping a product, being punctual shows that you are respectful and that you value the other person’s time. This is especially true if you are at a workplace where you have to work with others.

If you submit your work late or if you do not arrive on time, tasks have to be relegated to others in order to keep on schedule. This means that your tardiness is affecting the schedules of others, not just your own.

 

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It proves that you are reliable

Being punctual proves that you are reliable because you can be counted on to always reply on time or to submit work on time. Being labelled as a reliable person or a reliable company in general builds trust and rapport.

It also helps build up your client base, as this gives you a better reputation as an individual and as a company.

 

Increases company output

Being on time helps increase your company output because you have more time to work and to focus. If you are tardy, the tardiness affects your work schedule and leads to more procrastination.

It also stresses you out more because you have to spend more time catching up on your work than simply working on it at an efficient pace. Work that is finished usingprocrastination is usually sub par in quality.

 

It builds up personal relationships

Being punctual helps build rapport with your clients, your employees, and your partners in your business. Even small home companies that rely on online sales will see an improvement in their personal relationships with their clients if they provide services in a punctual manner.

Meanwhile here is a video about How To be On Time All The Time:

How To Approach a Task Assigned ?

Hi Everyone,

How to Approach a Task ?

This is the Main thing which every developers , Testers and so on has to keep in mind before starting your task.

How We will able to complete a Task is based on the Requirement Understanding of an individuals,

We need a Best Practice on Approaching a Task.

The Best Practice is nothing than “Task Breakdown or Task Split up”

I will explain about the Task Breakdown in Simple Steps.

Suppose You are getting a Registration Form Task , So we will start working in it and we can complete it but we wont breakdown which things to do first which next. Please find the Task breakdown for this one below,

Registration Task :

Breakdown list :

  • Gather needed fields to be used for this Registration form
  • Do a Html design
  • Validation client side
  • Validation server side
  • Email confirmation
  • Store in DB
  • Thank you page
  • Check User session

So this is how you need to list out the task before start of the work , which make you feel confident where you are in that task and you get a clear estimate and deadline.

Thank you for reading 🙂