There is a misconception that delegation is just about giving a task to a person on your team without taking the time to explain it, identifying clear goals and setting deadlines. However, effective delegation requires you to take some time to think about what it is that you want and expect:
- What exactly is it that needs to be done and to what standard?
- Who in my team can do it and I trust to do it?
- Why is it important?
- By when specifically (date & time) do I need it done?
- How will he/she know she has achieved or not your standard?
So just remember: Slowing down to delegate effectively will speed up your performance!