According to Harvard Business Review, a hands-off approach increases morale, establishes a tone of trust, and expands your team's growth. Avoid micromanaging at all costs. Remember, a great leader trusts their teammates to make the right decisions. Focus on big picture ideas and goals, not how someone does their work.

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Reflect on how to be results-oriented

Learning how to be results-oriented when delegating tasks is fundamental in developing and honing your leadership skills. Start by simply taking a moment to reflect.

Do you care about how things get done or just the results?

Exercises to help you be results-oriented

Now, it's time to put your reflection into action. Finding opportunities to implement your leadership skills can allow you to be results-oriented.  

  • From the get-go, communicate the outcomes and goals of a project. Share clear expectations, deadlines, dates, and designated check-in times.
  • Have confidence that your team will deliver the results using their own method. Consider: “Feel free to approach this project however you see fit as long as we deliver on time.”
  • If you have an itch to follow up, question whether it’s about the project’s progress or outcomes. If it’s the latter, then take a step back.

Additional resources to help you be results-oriented

How to finally stop micromanaging and delegate more
Most leaders are afraid of delegating because it requires them to relinquish control.
Results Or People: Where Should A Leader Focus?
Great things happen when you focus on people as much as you do on results. If these five benefits don’t motivate you to focus intently on both, nothing will.
How to Stop Micromanaging Your Team
You don’t have to do it all at once.

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