‘It’ll take longer to explain to someone else how to do it, so it’s easier if I just do it myself.’
So many of us fall into this trap. The question we need to ask ourselves though, is if we are doing this, and thereby doing someone else’s job, how well are we doing our own? And how frustrating is it for the person who does see the task as something they should be doing or would like the opportunity to develop? So much of what we deliver in modern business is team based so we need to understand how to get the best from our team and delegate.
Henley programme director for Developing Management Practice, Denise Fryer, considers self-awareness, why you delegate, team capabilities and development.
Read Denise’s article on delegation.
About Henley Business School
Henley is a world-renowned international business school based in the UK. It is one of only 100 business schools in the world to hold triple accredited status. Ranked in the FT top 25 worldwide*, its executive education programmes are designed to enable the practical application of new skills and behaviours. Henley offers both face-to-face and live-online open programmes. Focus areas include leadership, management, coaching & behavioural change, as well as people and organisational change. Qualifications range from undergraduate right up to its world ranked MBA. It has more than 80,000 alumni in over 160 countries.
*FT combined rankings 2020