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Delegating Work (HBR 20-Minute Manager Series) by Harvard Business Review

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Building a Foundation for Effective Delegating

Are you spending more time “doing” and less time managing?

If you always seem to have too much rudimentary work to do, or if you find yourself on the job nights and weekends trying to keep up with endless lower-level administrative tasks, assigning some of your work to staff members could help you free up some time for other higher-level activities, such as prepping for an important board meeting or policy development.

If you are delegating but you’re regularly interrupted by direct reports who have questions about their assignments, or if you often need to intervene in delegated tasks or projects because of missed deadlines or budget overruns or overrule staff decisions and personally redo poorly ...

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