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4 Steps of Effective Delegation for Engineering Managers

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It cannot be overstated how critical it is for a manager to understand how to delegate. You can focus less on executing duties and more on managing and leading, when you delegate appropriately.

There are many benefits to delegating:

  • First of all, it frees you up to manage and lead others, as well as take on extra projects.
  • Secondly, you let the most involved and motivated employees show themselves, take additional responsibility and gain new skills.

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To make it a win-win situation, use these four steps of effective delegation for a manager:

  • Analyze your current tasks. Find ones that you can delegate.
  • Decide whom you could delegate it to. Select an employee with a sufficient level of competence.
  • Discuss details with the employee. Explain what result you expect.
  • Monitor progress.

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The story was originally published on Vectorly’s blog.

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