Busy with meetings, you get distracted. Help yourself – start to delegate. Divide the type of tasks into four sections:
- Simple and frequent tasks – delegate. Minor code reviews or weekly progress summaries can be done by someone else.
- Simple and infrequent – handle yourself. It’s faster to do these tasks by yourself than to explain them to someone else.
- Complex and infrequent – handle yourself. These tasks are yours alone – for example, making hiring plans or writing performance reviews. However, you can delegate them to rising leaders, to train them.
- Complex and frequent tasks – delegate. Tasks like project planning and system designs can be used to develop your team.
Delegation is a process that starts slow but turns into an essential element for career growth. If your teams can’t operate well without you, you’ll find it hard to be promoted.