If you are a manager of some sort or even a team leader, then you have surely felt the consuming need to micro manage those under you. It is born from the belief that you need to keep an eye on everyone and everything in order for it to go smoothly. Unfortunately, micro managing can create all kinds of stress because your attention is split and you are juggling too many things at once. It can also create needless complications. Here are some of the reasons why you should delegate your work load if possible:
De-Stress Your Life
The most significant and prominent benefit is that it feels as if a load has been lifted from your shoulders when someone else steps in and takes responsibility. For instance, if you have to single-handedly organize some big corporate event, then the best thing to do is call up one of the many event agencies in Melbourne available today and let them handle it. Any company will have at least 2 employees available to share the work load and they will do it much more easily than you since it is their job.
Delegating tasks means breaking those tasks into smaller pieces. When the work load is less, whoever is in charge of it can spend more time on it, making their work more effective, efficient and professional. For instance, instead of trying to organize your team’s Secret Santa bash, your mother’s birthday party and figure out your children’s study/tuition schedule, assign one of those things to event management companies that specialize in small, intimate functions like the brand ambassador service. A quick search on the internet will show you which ones seem to be more professional and voila! You have delegated the task, lessened your work load and still ensured that the job is done professionally.
Save on Money, Energy, Time
Think about it in terms of your pay check. At the end of the month, you receive a set amount whether you do those extra file checks or not. If there is a second in command who has the authority to check those files, why do you need to do it? Delegating tasks often saves you time that you can refocus on something else. It also saves you energy that you can spend elsewhere. It also saves you wasted money – after all, the management is not going to pay you overtime just because you stayed overtime to satisfy your need to micromanage everything.
So the next time you feel the world is trying to collapse over your head, take a deep breath and let go. Assign the easier, simpler tasks to employees who can handle it and then eventually, delegate as much as you can and simply leave yourself room to supervise.