The 21T Task Cycle is the simplest, most universally applicable method of achieving those outcomes. Available online any time or in-person by arrangement.
The daily challenge for supervisory managers is in how, along with their other varied responsibilities, stresses and interruptions, they might best delegate tasks so as to achieve a superior outcome every time with every member of the team.
Delegation skill shortfalls in task segmentation, clarity, communication, expectation-setting, context, competency, resourcing and psychological rewards lead to unnecessary errors that cost time, money and reputation.
When things don’t work out situations commonly become stressful and blame-laden, with supervisors and subordinates seeking to avoid responsibility. Conflict, withdrawal and disengagement are common reactions, leading to “them and us” divisions between supervisors and subordinates and a culture of responsibility avoidance.
And because it is responsive to the individual competencies of each employee, it avoids the stress, disengagement and waste caused by under- or micro- management. So many problems solved so easily.
There’s also the bonus of not-so-fringe benefits such as reduced stress, improved team engagement, improved customer satisfaction and superior organisational culture – for everyone.