Why can’t anybody else do it right?
When it was just you…
When you first started out in business it was just you. You knew how to do things. In fact, it was probably because you knew how to do things better that you started the business.
Now, as you grow your business and become more successful, you want to be able to trust others to do some of the work that you alone used to do.
You are not expecting them to be as good as you, or as fast, but you do expect them to be able to do it right.
But, they can’t do it right!
You have tried to delegate. But, it seems what you thought was really simple is actually quite difficult. They didn’t seem to really understand what was needed, and it ended up being a dreadful problem.
They won’t do it right!
So, you decided to pay more and get a more experienced person to do the work. You were sure they understood exactly what was needed, but for some reason it never happened. They always had a better idea, or a more efficient way of doing it, or they simply got bored and started chatting to their friends online when you weren’t looking.
So, how do you get people to do it right?
Obviously, you do need the right people. Often, we find business owners think that the right people are those with exactly the right skill set for the job. Sometimes this is perfect, sometimes a disaster. Very often if you get someone with the right attitude, they can grow into the job. Growing your business by promoting from within is highly motivating, and tends to keep a team together.
But, before you think about employing anyone for any length of time, there is an essential activity which contributes to success. You have to map out the process you want them to follow.
This is often best done following these steps:
- What is the task/project
- What skill is needed?
- How long will you need this person for?
- Do you have time to train the person?
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