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The art of delegation

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Achieving more by doing less

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The art of delegation

  1. 1. The art of delegation Achieving more by doing less
  2. 2. Who am i Nicolò Pignatelli Director of Engineering tw: @nicolopigna GFG eCommerce Technologies (the company formerly known as Rocket Labs). Yes, we did like Prince which turned his name into TAFKAP (the artist formerly known as Prince).
  3. 3. Get involved! Feel free to have your say or ask a question anytime
  4. 4. Delegation 101: why we need to talk about it?
  5. 5. It is essential to agile organizations
  6. 6. typical mistakes and patterns
  7. 7. It is a simple but complex concept
  8. 8. In a leadership mindset, it affects everyone
  9. 9. Delegation and agile leadership: how are both related?
  10. 10. People empowerment and motivation
  11. 11. Visualize the complexity
  12. 12. Let your organization scale
  13. 13. Change. adapt. Repeat.
  14. 14. Why do we need to delegate?
  15. 15. We gain empowerment on both side
  16. 16. roles as functions of their delegation levels
  17. 17. grow people as leaders, not only as doers
  18. 18. Delegation means acknowledgment. acknowledgment boosts motivation
  19. 19. Why people don’t delegate?
  20. 20. Upfront effort
  21. 21. Mistrust
  22. 22. “I can do it better”
  23. 23. Self-enhancement bias
  24. 24. Lack of self-confidence
  25. 25. Career change after effects
  26. 26. Are you immune? You may watch for these warning signs. ● You work long hours ● You feel totally indispensable ● People are not energized ● People don’t take ownership ● You are the only one that cares
  27. 27. How do we achieve effective delegation?
  28. 28. Be S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Specific. Measurable. Agreed. Realistic. Timebound. Ethical. Recorded. ● Be specific about the task ● How to know when it’s done? And if so, was it done well? ● Be honest about the feasibility ● Provide a specific time span ● Unethical? No, just no. ● Write it down. Scripta manent
  29. 29. Follow delegation steps
  30. 30. Delegation steps 1. Define the task
  31. 31. Delegation steps 1. Define the task 2. Select the “delegate”
  32. 32. Delegation steps 1. Define the task 2. Select the “delegate” 3. Assess ability and training needs
  33. 33. Delegation steps 1. Define the task 2. Select the “delegate” 3. Assess ability and training needs 4. Explain the reasons
  34. 34. Delegation steps 1. Define the task 2. Select the “delegate” 3. Assess ability and training needs 4. Explain the reasons 5. State required results
  35. 35. Delegation steps 1. Define the task 2. Select the “delegate” 3. Assess ability and training needs 4. Explain the reasons 5. State required results 6. Consider required resources
  36. 36. Delegation steps 1. Define the task 2. Select the “delegate” 3. Assess ability and training needs 4. Explain the reasons 5. State required results 6. Consider required resources 7. Agree on a deadline
  37. 37. Delegation steps 1. Define the task 2. Select the “delegate” 3. Assess ability and training needs 4. Explain the reasons 5. State required results 6. Consider required resources 7. Agree on a deadline 8. Monitor, support and communicate
  38. 38. Delegation steps 1. Define the task 2. Select the “delegate” 3. Assess ability and training needs 4. Explain the reasons 5. State required results 6. Consider required resources 7. Agree on a deadline 8. Monitor, support and communicate 9. Give feedback
  39. 39. Use emotional contracts People cannot be held responsible for something to which they have not agreed. Everyone is more committed to delivering a responsibility if they have been through the process of agreeing to do it.
  40. 40. Delegation is not black and white Define the most appropriate delegation level for each task or authority.
  41. 41. Two types of delegation Differentiate between tasks and authority delegation. Task delegation creates Doers. Authority delegation creates Leaders.
  42. 42. and, as last...
  43. 43. Really let it go®
  44. 44. Thank you.

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