10 Rules Of Effective Delegation
While many entrepreneurs in the music industry may feel that they need to be involved in every aspect of a project, effectively delegating work to an eager team of assistants can do wonders for productivity, provided you follow these ten rules.
Delegating tasks among team members is no easy task. As Sari Delmar writes in her recent post on MusicThinkTank, the independent nature of entrepreneurs and their desire to make sure everything is done perfectly can often make it difficult for them to relinquish any kind of control, even to competent team members. These tens rules of the road for delegating offer a variety of advice, from making sure your team is enthusiastic about the work they're doing, to ensuring that information is being properly shared between team members.
"Be consistent in how you manage everyone on your team, your core values and standards, and your daily protocols. Never let something slide one day and then the next day crack down on someone for the same thing because you were having bad day. You set the bar with your tone. People will always look to the most powerful person in the room to understand what they can or can’t get away with. If you are a tough, no-BS boss every day, be consistent in how you manage and your team will be able to understand the do’s and don’ts of your work space and embrace them truly."