Many business owners surround themselves with talented people yet won’t allow them to perform the jobs they were hired for. Delegating responsibilities to others can help improve productivity and increase profits. Whether it’s ego or a lack of trust, when a business owner attempts to wear too many hats, they are destined to miss deadlines. Missed deadlines can result in unhappy clients and lost revenue. An employer who hires, trains, communicates, trusts, and delegates frees up time to focus on their most important task, inspiring others. 

  1. When a new hire comes onboard, proper training should be the priority. Trained employees feel more confident and confident people have better decision-making skills. 
  2. Someone who can communicate their vision and empower others to excel in their job is a great leader. Once you’ve hired, communicate the task at hand and trust it will be done to specifications. 
  3. When you put trust in others you are telling them that they are a valued member of the team. Employees who feel trusted perform at a higher level than those who don’t. 
  4. Delegate responsibilities to team members based on their strengths and weaknesses. Make sure to communicate the desired outcome.

A business owner who delegates responsibilities to his or her team will be giving them a chance to shine. When you have an idea, instead of taking it and running with it, set a brainstorming session with your team so you can share the idea and get their feedback. Check in on employees regularly to see how they’re doing and let them know when they’ve done a great job. When employees are happy and feel fulfilled, they’re more productive, and productivity equals profits! A new year is a great time to make changes for the better.