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.
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
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