September Productivity Prompt Day 14: Delegate at Work

How often do you carry out a task at work because you don’t want to add to a colleague’s workload?

How often do you complete something at work because you’ve always done it or because you don’t think anyone else can do it?

How often do you get to the end of the week completely exhausted because you’re working too hard?

Let’s reflect over the past week at work. Are there any tasks that you could’ve delegated to a colleague? Consider why you didn’t pass the task on? If it was because your colleague lacked the skills, you could spend a little time training them (a bit like you did with your family on day 6). If it was because you didn’t want to overload a colleague, there’s no harm in asking. Most colleagues would be happy to help, we’re often just too afraid to ask.

Think about the week ahead and let’s start small. Think of one task that you could delegate this week at work. Think of how you could go about approaching your colleague so that you’re prepared. Think about what difference it would make to you if you were able to delegate this task.

For those of you who’ve been inspired to delegate at work, either today or in the past, how did it go? How do you feel now that you’ve done it? Add your comments below.

Come back tomorrow for your next nudge into productivity.

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