This article goes in depth on why you should start delegating work to outsourcing staff. It’s a long read so I’ve taken out some highlights:
Delegation is a critical component of outsourcing. As a manager or business owner, it’s your responsibility to effectively divide the work into small tasks. Choose the ones that your outsourcing staff can do well, and leave the important work to you and your top-level management.
At its core, the delegation of work is a form of collaboration. By agreeing to do the work assigned to them, employees make a commitment to cooperate with their manager or supervisor and other staff whether here or abroad.
Why Delegate Work to Your Outsourcing Staff?
When you’re delegating work in an outsourcing relationship, you’re opening up an opportunity for your staff to develop new knowledge and skills, to acquire related work experience, and to learn from you through mentoring. You’re also taking advantage of your staff’s different perspectives to their work, thereby encouraging innovation and diversity in your organization.
How Do You Delegate to Your Remote Team?
- Learn to let go and trust others to do the work as well as you did.
Learn to trust that the people you hired have all the qualifications and experience that are needed to perform the job well. Let your outsourcing staff do value-seeking work that supports your organizational goals.
- Figure out which tasks to delegate and which ones to retain as your core competencies.
Consider assigning not only the smaller tasks but also value-seeking work to your remote staff. Delegating work should also give your staff the opportunity to learn from your expertise and gather additional experience in your market. Another value that you can get out of delegation is to keep your staff on their toes. The balanced mix of challenging and routine tasks will prevent burnout among your staff.
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