Team dynamics are crucial for organisational success. With no positive team dynamics, your business will not be able to fully leverage the potential of your employees as well as tap into their skills and experience. This begs the question: what are team dynamics and how can you manage as well as improve your team’s performance through improved dynamics? No two teams are precisely the same which means that improving team dynamics begins with identifying any issues and formulating a tailored strategy for your team.
Within the issue of team, dynamics comes delegation. How a delegated task is being conducted is as vital as what kinds of tasks should be delegated. Let us examine how to effectively delegate tasks to others! The more work that is done upfront, in order to establish and build a solid relationship between delegator and delegate, the greater the chances for success.
Discuss mutual responsibilities clearly
The lack of carrying out this initial step is where the seeds of failure are planted in many delegated duties. It is vital that the delegator is very precies in outlining the responsibilities that are expected from the delegate.
Start by outlining the objectives as well as the ultimate goal of these new tasks. Stipulate your expectations comprising any deadlines, reports and the level of communication which you desire. In addition, discuss what your level of commitment will be in the process:
- What type of resources will you provide to the delegate?
- Will you make sure that the necessary funds are made available?
Give an overview of what authority and discretion you are granting to the delegate
- What types of decisions may be made without your approval?
- Can the delegate conclude any agreements or negotiate freely with other parties?
- Explain how frequently you will make yourself available for questions as well as progress reviews.
The more detail and clarity which is givn at this point, the higher the chance of attaining a beneficial relationship as well as avoiding confusion.
At the end of your discussion, make sure you both buy into the commitments given by both delegator as well as the delegate. If one or the other expresses doubts about another’s role, this is the time to speak openly, candidly and pledge your acceptance of the new roles.
Don’t finish the meeting without both of you voicing comfort and satisfaction with this new relationship and mutual duties.