How To Delegate Tasks In Order To Properly Manage Your Time
If you are the owner of a business, it is likely that you have employees that work under you. If this is the case, you may be responsible for delegating tasks for them. Being able to properly delegate time is an important part of good time management, and I want to spend some time focusing on it in this article.
If you find that you are doing too much by yourself, or you’re spending hours working on a large number of different projects, this is a sign that you will need to begin delegating tasks to other people.
If you are a business owner, you should be well aware of the fact that your business isn’t one job. It is multiple jobs, and it may be your responsibility to handle a large number of different issues. If you are a sole proprietor, you are probably an accountant, sales person, marketing expert, and product designer. Even if you are at the point where you are still working alone, you will eventually need to delegate some of these tasks to another person if want to become better a managing your time. The reason for this is because it is difficult to excel at multiple things simultaneously. If you can do it for a short period of time, you may be prone to exhaustion or burn out.
If you become exhausted, your body may force you to stop, and this will destroy your productivitiy. To delegate, you will need to become skilled at letting other people assist you with your tasks. When you learn to properly delegate tasks, you will free up the time to put your energy into things that are extremely important. By doing this, you will become better at managing your time, and you will increase the success of your business. However, many small business people who work alone are afraid to delegate tasks. Perhaps you’ve tried it before, and were burned by an employee.
It may be that you feel that you can’t depend on anyone to get the task done correctly. If you are afraid to delegate tasks, this means that you may be afraid of losing control of your operation. Granted, there are some risks involved with hiring a second person to work for you. However, it is your business, and you are the one who should have the final say about any task that is completed by someone you hire. Another reason why many business owners are afraid of delegation is because they think it will cost them large amounts of money. However, there are a number of things you can do to get around this.
You can either hire members of your family, or you can trade services with someone. While hiring family members can be free when it comes to money, it can be costly in other ways. Disputes from home can be carried into the office, and this will destroy your time management. Also, many people find that "firing" family members can be tedious. To deal with the costs of hiring a new person you need to look at both the money and other factors which are beyond the scope of money. Time is money, and if hiring someone can allow you to spend time doing things that are more important, in the long run, it will be worth it.
For example, if you are a sole proprietor who is earning $2,700 per month from your business, hiring someone else may be able to increase that amount to $5,400. While you will need to pay your employee, your profits would have doubled. But this will only work if you can properly delegate tasks and focus your time on things that are important. Put aside your fear of delegating tasks and take the time to sit down and analyze how much money you would be able to make by hiring a second person. When you do this, you are thinking with logic instead of emotion, and this will allow you to enhance both your time management and productivity.
Managing your time properly is one of the keys to success. Being able to delegate tasks is a skill you will need to develop if you wish to go beyond a one person business.