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Delegating Decision-Making: Why and How

Delegating Decision-Making: Why and How

Handing over parts of the decision-making process to your team isn’t always easy. But it’s not an all-or-nothing, no-hands-on-the-wheel process, either. When you let your team in on the decision-making process, all parties benefit. Those in leadership are exposed to a fresh perspective, and the rest of the team is given room to grow and develop skills that will ultimately help the organization thrive. In this episode, we talk about how to prepare yourself and your team for handing over decision-making.

As leaders, we can’t (and shouldn’t) do it all. Bringing your team into the decision-making process is important to the health and wellness of your organization. No part of the organization benefits from being overprotective of decision-making, and being excluded from this process limits a team's growth potential. All that said, putting this delegation into practice can feel overwhelming.

Preparing yourself and your team for a shift in the decision-making requires transparency and, overall, trust in your team. Trusting your team can cut down on decision fatigue and burnout, and results in better decision-making throughout the organization. This week, we talk about the strategies we’ve used to find the why and how of handing over decision-making tasks to our own teams.