Successful Delegation

Delegation is one of the most important management skills. Good delegation saves you time, develops your people, can be used to groom a successor, and it motivates your team. Poor delegation will cause you and your team frustration – it de-motivates and confuses the other person, and fails to achieve the task. So it’s a management skill you need and that is worth improving.

TEN STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL DELEGATION

Delegation is one of the most important management skills. Good delegation saves you time, develops your people, can be used to groom a successor, and it motivates your team. Poor delegation will cause you and your team frustration – it de-motivates and confuses the other person, and fails to achieve the task. So it’s a management skill you need and that is worth improving.

BE A GREAT BOSS IN A RECESSION – 5 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR LISTENING SKILLS

To enhance your listening skills, you need to make sure the other person knows that you are listening to what he or she is saying. lf if you’ve ever been engaged in a conversation when you wondered if the other person was listening to what you were saying – you will know how important this is. You begin to wonder if your message is getting across, or if it’s even worthwhile continuing the conversation. It make you feel the other person doesn’t put much value on you and what you have to say.

MANAGING CHANGE – LEAN THINKING/LEAN WORKING

“Lean Working”, is an approach that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination. Working from the perspective of the customer who consumes a product or service, “value” is defined as any action or process that a customer would be willing to pay for. Basically, lean is centered around creating more value with less work.

WELL ESTABLISHED WAYS TO MANAGE CHANGE – THE KOTTER MODEL – STEP EIGHT:ANCHOR THE CHANGE

To make any change stick, it has to become part of the core of your organization! Your corporate culture often determines what gets done, so the values behind your vision must be shown in day-to-day work.

WELL ESTABLISHED WAYS TO MANAGE CHANGE – THE KOTTER MODEL – STEP SEVEN:BUILD ON THE CHANGE

Kotter argues that many change projects fail because victory is declared too early. Real change runs deep and takes time. Quick wins are only the beginning of what needs to be done to achieve long-term change – make sure you take enough time!

WELL ESTABLISHED WAYS TO MANAGE CHANGE – THE KOTTER MODEL – STEP FOUR COMMUNICATE THE VISION

In an earlier post we said there were a number of recognized approaches to structuring a change management programme and we introduced the Kotter model The model is based on research which showed that there are eight critical steps an organization or service needs to go through to ensure that change happens and sticks. This …