In the early days of your business, when it was still just a dream and a plan, you took care of everything. Every project, proposal, and idea were in your hands. Now that your business has grown and evolved, you need to depend on others to help you get the job done, but it’s not always easy to let go of the reins.
Delegation is hard. It takes a great deal of trust to relinquish control of the business you’ve built, and if you’re finding it hard to hand over tasks, you’re not alone. In fact, a Stanford University study showed that 35% of executives struggle with delegation. But in order to grow, you have to let go. It’s impossible to focus on the future of your brand if you’re mired down in every tiny detail. If you want to concentrate on the big picture, you must delegate tasks to your team. Following these 3 rules will make it easier to let go and trust your team.
1. Hire the Right People
If you feel like you’re the only one who can get the job done right, you haven’t hired the right people. You need team members you can trust who are good at their jobs. When you hire highly-skilled team members, you’ll feel confident that they can handle any tasks you send their way. You’ll go from doing every job yourself to simply choosing the right person for the task at hand. Then you’re free to work on the next big thing for your brand.
2. Be A Mentor
Once you’ve assembled a talented team, you need to give clear instructions and expectations for how you want things done. This is your business and your name on the line, so you want your team to meet the high standards you set. Modeling your process and mentoring new hires takes time, but it ensures your team can work together to create a finished product that makes you proud.
3. Don’t Micromanage
You’ve got a smart, hard-working team. You’ve given them clear instructions, set deadlines, and assured them that your door is always open if issues or questions arise. Now it’s time to let them work. Set up regular check-ins, but don’t monitor every detail. Micromanaging doesn’t save you any time, and it doesn’t build trust with your team.
When you have a team you can rely on, you’re free to focus on the next step for your business. SophieZo has a plug and play team that’s ready to take on any task. Book a call today to discuss what you can delegate to the talented team at SophieZo.