5 Reasons Why You Need To Delegate More

November 30, 2023

Does the idea of delegating work makes you feel like you’re losing control? When you know you could do things your way, why you should be delegating?

Maybe you’re thinking that you’ve got everything under control, but wearing multiple hats can easily set you up for failure. As you become more and more involved, you’ll most likely find that doing it all by yourself is simply impossible

But it's important to understand that depending on your team isn't just an option, it's something you need to do as you handle larger projects and more tasks.

Sure, you might think it's your job, and you can do it faster or better than anyone else because you know more about it. But, surprise, surprise, most tasks can be given to someone else. 

So, here are 5 really good reasons to let go and let others help.

1. You've Got Too Much on Your Plate

If you grab more than you can handle, it quickly becomes too much. 

Here's the not-so-secret truth (you know): what might seem like easy tasks can stack up, keeping you super busy and causing you to miss out on the really important stuff. 

But here's the catch: the more you try to control, the less your team takes charge of projects. And if one of their projects goes off track, you might have to stop everything to fix it. So, take a moment to step back, share tasks, and let the workflow roll while you keep an eye on things.

2.  Your Employees Need Your Help To Grow

In the short run, it seems much easier to do a task yourself, rather than explaining and delegating it to someone else. But this just means more work for you and a team without much room to learn or grow.

On the flip side, it's important to focus on long-term goals. A strong team happens when everyone works together to bring out the best and improve where they're not so good. When you give your team more responsibility and let them take action, you're not just helping them grow in their careers; you're also building a tougher, more united team.

It's a win-win. By delegating, you not only free up your time but also cultivate a stronger team. Simultaneously, your employees get better at their jobs, benefiting both you and them.

3. You Need Leaders: Let Them Show Their Potential

Finding trustworthy leaders can be tough these days. But here's a smart trick – delegating tasks is a great way to naturally grow leaders in your team. When you give someone the power to make decisions, you're giving them a chance to lead. 

Let the people around you deal with challenges, and you'll see them do great! Having more responsibility and power helps them become better leaders. 

This freedom and power boost their performance and creativity. Remember, creativity and new ideas won't happen if you try to control every little thing. Give them some space, and you'll see your team do amazing things.

4. Your Employees Don’t Feel Part of The Team 

Even though you’ve heard it a lot: there's no "I" in team. People say it often because it's true, and sometimes we all need a reminder. Especially today, when most teams have remote employees, it’s hard for them to feel the spirit of teamwork. 

By dividing tasks, you make sure everyone knows what they're contributing, and that makes their work matter. Giving feedback, praising when it's deserved, and offering advice when needed, ensures your team is committed to making your project a success.

5. It’s Not Your Job Anymore

Of course, when you were just starting, it was all you, wearing every hat in your business. However, as your company expands, you need a team with expertise in specific areas. 

Think of your business like a song. Letting your team play their part is like making a great tune together. It's not just good for them; it's a big cheer for you as the leader. It's the special ingredient for your business to keep rocking and rolling with success.

That’s it. The Reasons You Already Knew

We all can use a gentle reminder now and then. 

So, if you haven't done so yet, here’s your sign to start delegating more and creating the team you’re proud of.