Linda Hill & Kent Lineback present a quick recipe for delegating and keeping control without micro-managing. They use the Prepare-Do-Review approach in which the manager/delegator does not so much tell employees what to do and how to do it, but asks questions instead.
This a number of advantages:
- it creates space for more than one approach to the problem/task at hand
- it empowers the person being delegated to by inviting initiative
- it can become a learning experience for both the manager and the person being delegated to
Maybe this is something worth trying?
Via Susanne Ramharter