To delegate tasks and initiatives effectively to my team members I use the how, what, why approach. It’s important to start with why Why am I asking you to do this? Why does it matter if we can’t effectively and what is going to happen to our company if we can’t? It’s important to start with why because when people understand why they are doing what they are doing trust emerges across the team.
When trust emerges so does discretionary effort and accountability across your team members. Then I explain how and what the task entails and lay out a clear set of expectations and tactical means to execute the initiative that I am delegating to them. That way everybody is clear as to what you’re trying to accomplish, how we are going to accomplish it, and why we are doing what we are doing.
Contributors: Zach Hendrix from GreenPal