Distributing work among fellow team members to accomplish tasks faster and more efficiently
“Your most important task as a leader is to teach people how to think and ask the right questions so that the world doesn’t go to hell if you take a day off,” says Jeffrey Pfeffer, the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and author of ‘What Were They Thinking?: Unconventional Wisdom About Management’.
As a leader, it is your job to lead your team to achieve goals, not complete all the work at hand by yourself. Distributing the tasks and responsibilities to fellow team members helps accomplish tasks sooner and more efficiently. When a task is delegated to a member, it is important to to give them autonomy as part of their responsibility. Delegation helps to keep up with the workload of the position of authority as well as helps develop skill sets. When team members are handed responsibility, they feel valued and trusted. And with this new found motivation,the effort and the productivity increases, improving overall result and success. So by delegating work, not only is confidence boosted but a lot of learning and acquisition of practical knowledge and experience takes place, benefiting not only the individual but also the team.