How to Delegate Tasks Effectively (and Why It’s Important)

Delegating sounds easy, and others who can do it well make it look easy- but passing the baton effectively requires a lot of trust, communication, and coordination. Still, if you learn how to delegate and you do it well, everyone on your team wins.


Why Is It Important to Delegate?

As a leader, delegating is important because you can’t—and shouldn’t—do everything yourself. Delegating empowers your team, builds trust, and assists with professional development. And for leaders, it helps you learn how to identify who is best suited to tackle tasks or projects.

Of course, delegating tasks can lighten your workload, but according to Dr. Scott Williams, professor of management at Wright State University, delegating does much more than just