Richard Branson has often said that the key to his success is effective delegation. By choosing highly effective team members, giving them the tools they need and trusting them to do excellent work, you can multiply your efforts and see more dramatic results than you ever would by personally managing every task. To effectively delegate, you need to strengthen six key components. An Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) can help.
Before you can send people in any direction, you need to be able to effectively communicate where you are going. A clear vision for your company and each effort you take on is essential.
The people in your company are your most important asset. Choose those who can work effectively with little oversight. It is important for people to feel confident making decisions on their own so that you are free for the tasks that make you the most effective, as well.
To be able to work independently, the people who work with you need sufficient information for the task. If they are constantly getting back in contact to ask questions, this slows them down and interrupts your efforts, as well. Make sure that they have effective data going in and ways to easily get more information as needed. Additionally, you need to be able to easily measure how effective your team is so you can decide when to step in and give more guidance. A system that allows easy tracking of metrics is essential.
Do you seem to spend a lot of time putting out fires? What if your team had an easier, more intuitive way to record issues in a list and handle them one by one? With effective issue tracking, this can be handled by multiple team members without as much hands-on involvement on your part.
A solid process means that every person who participates is trained to get the job done in the right way. This means solid tracking and a better idea of what works and what does not. Plus, you'll be able to see when people are not following the accepted processes so that they can be retrained or corrected.
Good traction means that everyone in the company is aware of and working toward your vision. It keeps people disciplined and working toward the same goals as one another through every milestone.
Not sure where to start? A certified small business coach can help you see where to improve and help you put an EOS operating system into effect. Begin exploring today to see how you can multiply your efforts and magnify your success.