This takes some getting used to. To be able to delegate and let others take control and own certain tasks. But once you get over the initial shock, you might realize that they can do a better job than you can.
Start slow and ease into this one. I wouldn’t delegate tasks that impact major decisions that will affect your business, your income, or your customer’s long term. But I’m sure there are plenty of things you are doing that someone else within your company can take over for you.
Once you learn how to delegate work where appropriate, people can take care of certain things while freeing up your time for other important priorities. One effective method would be outlining specific milestones within projects and assigning different responsibilities according to these milestones.
For example, if one person is very analytical and loves numbers, let them handle your inventory recording and prepare reports for you or order sheets to make your life easier. A good project management software for communication that’s inexpensive is Trello. They have cards added by members of your team with assigned tasks and deadlines to make things much easier.
What I love about Trello is that it’s very simple, intuitive, and easy to use, so you can share it easily via email or by inviting people into a shared workspace where they can work on projects together in real-time without having to wait for an update from someone else who might not be online at the moment.
The main idea is to take advantage of the specific talents and skill sets within your team in order to save time, complete projects faster, and achieve more. This way, you can work less while achieving much more, which will help you focus on other things throughout daily life because it’s very fulfilling when you know that one task has been completed successfully.
There are several ways you can work less while achieving more in your own company, but it’s important to mention the importance of hiring the right people for your team because you should always look at the specific talents and skill sets each person has to offer opposed to their position. And realize not everyone is good at everything. People have different talents for different tasks within your company.
You’ll never know till you give them a shot! You might be pleasantly surprised. But don’t forget to inspect what you expect.