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I’ve always been a strong believer that there are 2 parts to delegating work
1) Providing instructions in a clear manner setting out expectations
2) Quality checking when the work comes back

Both parts are essential and should not be ignored. I myself am much better at (2) than I am at (1) which is something I am aware of and consciously always trying to work on.

This article in the New York Times has some interesting points on delegating work, being ‘present’ when you are engaging someone and humour (don’t underestimate it when hiring!). Hope you find it as insightful as I did.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/business/28corner.html

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