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Get everything done with anyone

Get everything done with anyone | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it

Social task and project management, social delegation manager. Easily delegate to teams and co-workers. Works whether they are using it or not. "The easiest way to organize your organization." Assign, create secure shared projects and lists, discuss, resolve; redelegate at will, follows up automatically, never loses track. Full email integration for everyone.

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Stop Micromanaging and Learn to Delegate

Stop Micromanaging and Learn to Delegate | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it

"How to finally get out of the weeds." Deputize, focus on areas where you add the greatest value, and more...

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Why Aren't You Delegating?

Why Aren't You Delegating? | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it

Harvard Business Review: Why delegation fails, and strategies to win the day. "Nearly half of the 332 companies surveyed were concerned about their employees' delegation skills..."

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How to Delegate for Small Business Success

How to Delegate for Small Business Success | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it

Great article. Includes tips on 1) "Black Boxes" and 2) video screen capture to show how something is done.

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Assign responsibility with clarity (... for best results)

Assign responsibility with clarity (... for best results) | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it

"When people aren't 100% clear on roles, projects can stall due to a lack of a clear decison maker..." We follow the MOCHA rule...

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Managers: Delegate Effectively to Develop Employees

Managers: Delegate Effectively to Develop Employees | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it

Why do most organizations fail to delegate? Many supervisors and managers don't know how to delegate effectively. But some reasons for not delegating are legitimate...


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Nobody to delegate to? Think again.

Nobody to delegate to? Think again. | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it

The Law of Delegation. You can delegate out, delegate across, delegate with, and delegate up. Here's how.

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People Management Skills: What’s stopping you delegating? | Managing Employee Performance

People Management Skills: What’s stopping you delegating? | Managing Employee Performance | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it
Do you want to delegate more but something’s stopping you? These ‘overcoming your reluctance to delegate’ management skills might just help!
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How Well Do You Delegate? - Quick Team Management Assessment

How Well Do You Delegate? - Quick Team Management Assessment | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it
Use our interactive test to find out how good you are at delegating and get advice o which tools you should use.
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Delegation- Start At The Drawing Board

A quick simple video on Delegation in the workplace. A new approach to building capability, proudly produced by Golder Associates - Human Development.

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Don't let myths of delegation prevent your employees from growing - Pittsburgh Business Times

An excellent list of 8 delegation myths, and why delegation works.

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Richard Branson on the Art of Delegation | Entrepreneur.com

Richard Branson on the Art of Delegation | Entrepreneur.com | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it
The celebrated entrepreneur shares advice on building a team of leaders.
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A formula for delegating work more effectively

A formula for delegating work more effectively | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it
This post is by Baron Christopher Hanson, principal and lead consultant of RedBaron Strategy/Consulting, in Charleston, S.C., and Washington, D.C. Follow the firm on Twitter at @redbaronUSA.
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How to Manage Conflict in Virtual Teams

How to Manage Conflict in Virtual Teams | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it

"Successful teams tend to use one important tool: an online discussion board in a shared virtual workspace. There are several advantages in doing so (see the list):..."

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Management Time: Who's Got the Monkey?

Management Time: Who's Got the Monkey? | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it

Why are many managers so frazzled? Read the great stories in this article and ask yourself: "Who Is Working for Whom?" 

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Fuzzy Delegation and Multipurposing: New Survival Skills for Managers

Fuzzy Delegation and Multipurposing: New Survival Skills for Managers | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it

Small business leaders have a *lot* of demands. Multitasking: Bad. Multipurposing: Good. Learn the new (non-) multitasking 2.0, "fuzzy delegation," and how to block two big guys at once in football when you're a much smaller player.

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Get Your Clients to Schedule Their Own Appointments

Get Your Clients to Schedule Their Own Appointments | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it

"Online scheduling and calendar management for small businesses. Web-based appointment and class scheduling that instantly makes your business more successful and your life easier."

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Business leadership skills: Delegating tasks effectively to your employees

Business leadership skills: Delegating tasks effectively to your employees | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it

"If you don’t know your employees well, then you’ll need to quickly get a sense of how dependable they are and one of the best ways to gauge this is by delegating tasks to them. Delegation can also serve as an effective employee development tool as employees gain insight and experience into tasks previously completed by management. [Start] with a ..."

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The Biggest Mistake You (Probably) Make with Teams (and what to do about it)

The Biggest Mistake You (Probably) Make with Teams (and what to do about it) | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it

'... I made big mistakes in the way I lead most teams. I'll bet you have, too.'

For best results:

  1. Clearly define the roles of team members. They'll collaborate and act more because they have clear areas of action.
  2. Do NOT clearly define how to accomplish the goals. Let the team figure that out together.*
*Doing #2 with Donedesk (http://donedesk.com): Create a Project Workspace, use Details/Notes to generally frame the problem, use discussion area to hammer out the approach, team members add steps to the workspace and take ownsership of the steps. Voila!
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How to Better Track the Tasks You Delegate to Others | Michael Hyatt

How to Better Track the Tasks You Delegate to Others | Michael Hyatt | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it

Someone once defined delegation as “the art of getting things done through other people.” This is true, but only if you track the tasks you assign to others and make sure they are completed as assigned.

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If You Want It Done Right, Don’t Do It Yourself

If You Want It Done Right, Don’t Do It Yourself | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it
Time is our most limited resource, and knowing how to maximize it is imperative.
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Screen Capture as a Delegation Tool

Screen Capture as a Delegation Tool | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it

A great screen capture tool is essential for collaboration, discussing ideas. My team relies on SnagIt and its built-in connection to screencast.com. (Thx for the idea, Jennifer G. ~K)

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The extra cost you build into your business | venture-Now

The extra cost you build into your business | venture-Now | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it

The danger of over and under-specification while delegating.

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Risk Management In Team Delegation | Newsatspot.com

Risk Management In Team Delegation | Newsatspot.com | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it

A good article about methods for reducing delegation risks and planing for potential fallbacks.

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12 Rules of Delegation - PM Hut

The 12 Rules of Delegation by PM Hut is a fairly concise listing of proper delegation methodology.

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Building your business through outsourcing and delegation

Building your business through outsourcing and delegation | Making Delegation Work | Scoop.it

Right hiring, "command tonality," and asking so things get done.

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