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(Time)   Have too much work to do and not enough time to do it? Feeling overwhelmed and stressed out? You just need to learn how to delegate   ( divider line
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1304 clicks; posted to Business » on 29 Nov 2012 at 9:46 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-29 10:47:03 AM  
2 votes:
Delegate to whom? One person is now doing the job of 5 in most companies.
2012-11-30 07:55:01 AM  
1 vote:
You know what I love?
Guys who delegate everything to anyone within earshot and then take credit for the work those other people did.
2012-11-29 05:19:38 PM  
1 vote:
Related CSB:

Yesterday afternoon the division VP pulls me into his office, I know it's going to be bad because the local head of HR is already there. VP starts in on how he's been getting complaints about delays and lack of responsiveness for the last 2 months, spends about 10 minutes detailing the numbers showing the output from my department has dropped about 20%. Finally finishes and asks if I have anything I'd like to say in response.

I took a minute to calm myself (not an easy task) then replied that I thought it would have been worse considering he had laid off the only other person in my department 2 months ago and cross-department corporate politics meant I couldn't hand off anything to anyone in another department, even if it's work they're already doing like basic data entry or logistics tracking. I managed to do it without swearing but I may have raised my voice a bit.

I expected to hear "You're fired" but we sat there in silence for a few minutes while he and the HR rep looked at each other, then he told me to go back to my office. This morning I was introduced to the folks that I'm going to train to take over my routine busywork. I'm still not sure if that was a dodged bullet or a well-prepared setup by the VP, I'd just like to be able to actually take my vacation without being either tracked down like a fugitive or handed a flaming pile of emergencies the minute I get back in the office.
2012-11-29 10:41:08 AM  
1 vote:
In the time it takes to explain to someone how and what to do and then have to re-do it because they screwed it up or listen to them give me an excuse why they didn't get it done yet, I can do the task myself.
2012-11-29 10:34:22 AM  
1 vote:
Let me just delegate this assignment to my assista.... oh look it's still just me.
2012-11-29 10:29:14 AM  
1 vote:
Delegation is great! If you have the cash (or actual power in the workplace) that is...

shiat like a wash and fold and housecleaning service adds up.
2012-11-29 10:02:45 AM  
1 vote:
Mother F!ers! I was told at four reviews that I needed to learn how to delegate. That is exactly how it was said to me. I needed to learn to delegate to other people in my department of just me! Four straight years, and that was the excuse keeping me from getting better raises. Well, I could not tell myself to do anything because I am not the boss of me.
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