Méthode

Delegating a task

Crée par : OpenDecide Lab
Dernière mise à jour : 2018 M08 12

Obstacle

Knowing how to delegate a task makes it possible to meet several needs:

  • Preparing a colleague/collaborator to gain responsibility
  • Better workload harmonization

Étapes

1

Explain why you are delegating, and obtain consent

Explain the reasons and context for delegating the task.

 

Collective volunteer-based approach: Offer the task to people you have identified as competent on the topic. Let the group share the task.

 

Individual approach: Select a competent person and obtain their consent. You can say: "I would like to give you this job to do, because I think you are the most qualified to do[the task], it will allow you to learn more about the subject and gain experience".

2

Give the right instructions

Explain the goals you hope to achieve and let them tackle the problem on their own.

 

Do not seek perfection or micro-manage; the person might perform the task in a completely different way than you would. Accept it.

 

To do this, you can delegate results rather than methods: for example, you can explain the current situation, and present what you expect, so that the person creates the intermediate steps, rather than giving all the steps to perform.

 

Example: "We need[Goal] by the[time limit], I'll let you get organized. If you need help, don't hesitate to ask me".

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