Learning the art of delegation 

The chances are as entrepreneurs we have all been in the position where as ourbusinesses start to grow we have to bring new people on board to expand our teams and bring in new specialist areas of expertise. Although growth is a good thing, it brings with it a new set of challenges. As business owners, we are responsible for overseeing all aspects of the day to day operations, but there are only so many hours in the day and it’s a case of prioritizing where our time is best spent. It’s not possible to manage everything and everyone at the same time, so the trick is to quickly learn the art of delegation - not always easy when you have moved from startup solopreneur to growing business owner. Here are 5 steps to take that will help you to delegate so you can focus on the things that you do best and that make the biggest contribution to the continuing growth of the business. Firstly, take a deep breath and let go of the controls for your people management to a dedicated, trusted person in your team. Secondly, develop a really effective framework for project and people management. Thirdly, become a better communicator, ensuring that everyone is informed, engaged and onboard. Fourthly, ensure everyone in the business knows and understands who is responsible for what in terms of roles and responsibilities. Finally, breathe easier knowing that essential tasks are getting done more efficiently without you micromanaging all the time.