In a Group Dynamic workshop, we devote a lot of time to the value of modeling — behaving the way we want members of the team to behave. We also talk about the value of delegation. There are two big benefits to delegation of tasks:
- Helping members of the team feel valued, included, and empowered (leading to greater productivity and investment).
- Delegation frees the leader to do things that require the specialized abilities of the leader.
If we are supposed to model behaviors that we want to see from our team, but we’re also supposed to ensure that our time is well-spent on the things that we are experts on, don’t we run into these two concepts in conflict?
Can you think of an example?