Graduations, weddings and vacations are usually associated with June. But it’s also the time of year when painting contractors are as busy as ever. Learning to delegate involves being a very effective communicator in order to develop the employee without frustrating them or yourself, while still getting the results you want.
Here are your productivity tips for this month:
1. Learn to delegate. This is a key time management principle. If you have been reluctant to do so, consider that this is the one way to leverage your time. So go on, learn the basics, find the right person and go for it.
2. Guidelines for giving the assignment. Share with the employee the details of what you need done in an organized way. Remember-they may be watching you as a role model. Once you have reviewed what you need done and the timelines involved, have them repeat back to you what they heard. It helps clarify before any is wasted working on the wrong thing or in the wrong order or at the wrong time.
3. Remember to delegate, not micro-manage. You probably learned by making mistakes – so will the employee. It’s part of being human. But you can minimize the mistakes by periodic check-ins, remaining open to questions and communicating effectively.