Delegating is one of the core responsibility as a leader. However, not all types of work are suitable to be delegated to your team members. Here are 3 pointers to help serve as a guide on when you should not delegate out tasks.

When the problem lacks clarity

If you are unable to clearly communicate what needs to be done, it is best to clarify the matter first. Otherwise, your team is likely to work on a different matter while giving you the false impression that the root problem is being worked on.

When the problem is of high-stakes

Do not delegate the responsibility of defining the strategic elements in a high-stakes project that requires the expertise that you might have. The operational tasks such as preparing documents for clients could still be delegated to your team so as to assist you in the project.

When developing your team members

An employee’s development cannot be delegated to the HR department. While the HR in your company can provide supporting resources and find external training opportunities, the leader needs to own the development of their team members.

The above excerpt is our compilation of ideas for business leaders in the areas of people management, leadership, and workplace happiness. 

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