A manager has a lot of work. Sometimes the opportunity to handle it all is not available. This is why the idea of delegation came up. This means the manager can assign some of his duties to other employees in the company. Many managers, however, do not love the idea of assigning the heaps and load of work they have to their juniors. Why is this? This article will outline both the positive and dark side of delegation. Make the right choice after reading the piece as a manager.
I can do it better
Managers have the feeling that since they were promoted to the current position, they are the best for that position. This hinders them from assigning to others.
No training time
Managers have this notion that they cannot have time to train the juniors. They prefer tackling the job themselves. Deciding to do it yourself, makes you not get time to train.
Managers think that, if they delegate more work to others, their work will be threatened. They fear that if anyone does better than them, they might be replaced.
- Work is done faster and better because it is evenly spread on the workers. This ensures that not at any time work will pile up not done.
- The manager will be less stressed. If the manager is well aware of their duties, they will not stress themselves with work not done. They will just share and make their life easy.
- Motivating the employees. An employee will feel recognized when the manager calls them to delegate work. They will be willing to get a new skill. This all is for the help of the company.
- The quality of work is improved. Training makes the employees more equipped. This will positively affect work, because, they can do it better than before. Quality workforce automatically means more productivity.