Surely you have heard the saying “The master’s eye makes cattle fat,” whose meaning would be none other than if you have a business and want it to prosper, it is you who must make sure that everything works properly.
In many cases, the microentrepreneurs or the founders of SMEs are described as “multitaskers”, they are “the salesman, the boss and the secretary”. And although this multifunctionality gives you an accurate report of what really happens in your business, it could also be detrimental, since covering so many activities could cause deconcentration in those that essentially require your supervision.
Next, we recommend 6 activities that you could start delegating to your work group:
Avoid painstaking tasks that limit our time
Focusing time on tasks that require a lot of dedication prevents important functions from being performed. You need to replace, systematize or delegate these tasks to others.
Work with distributors
Selling your products through distributors will reduce the number of small invoices, avoiding defaults and hours of billing and claim management. Few large invoices not only improve cash flow and administration, but your products and services reach more customers more quickly.
Flexibility and open systems
This is a new job as a result of globalization. Being attentive to any platform and format change is a titanic task that must be carried out by a person who has the willingness and knowledge to keep the rest of the team up to date.
Avoid projects if you have limitations
If you don’t have the right skills to carry out a project, step away from it and find the trained staff to do it. If not, work could be delayed, causing loss of materials and labor hours.
Delegate tasks that you want your team to learn to perform
Instead of commissioning a specific task with all the details to get it done correctly, delegate the task by reporting only the objective and place an employee to lead the project. This way you will feel that the project is yours and you will solve it with many more resources than those you have to use to carry it out or to commission it in detail.
Do the tasks that you enjoy, they are the ones that will have the best result
Delegating tasks that we dislike to others, according to their abilities, helps not only to reduce the work flow in a single person, but also to maintain a pleasant work environment.