There is no doubt about it, delegation will make your life easier. It will make your business more time efficient. It will make your business look fantastic to your clients. It will save you money. Yet so many business owners still cling onto tasks as if their lives depend on it! They do work at the weekends and carry on struggling to fit in client meetings around scheduling social media on Hootsuite.

Madness, I know but I bet that sounds familiar to many of you. It can be really difficult to hand over tasks that you can do yourself. But outsourcing doesn’t mean that you’re being lazy, in fact it can mean quite the opposite!

So, now that we have convinced you that delegation is a good idea, you probably want us to tell you how to delegate! Unfortunately, there are no strict rules to follow when deciding which tasks to pass over to others. We could do a 10-step guide or a recipe to delegation success. However, every business is so different that there is no one-size-fits-all guide. Indeed, delegation is not a science but an art. So here are some flexible “arty” tips you can use to make delegation work for your business:

 

The canvas

Outsource the basic tasks that are necessary for your business to run. For example, your bookkeeping and accounting. This will allow you to focus your time on your core competencies.

 

The blocks of colour

Outsource the tasks that take up too much time and that make your life more difficult than it needs to be. For example, the cleaning, social media scheduling and managing your diary of appointments. This will stop you from being distracted from the important work that really needs to get done!

 

The finer detail

Outsource the tasks that will make your business just that bit more appealing to your customers. For example, courtesy calls to clients and sending out Christmas cards. This will allow you to build a great relationship with you customers, which you otherwise could struggle to find time for!

 

No matter your business type, size and clientele, outsourcing your office tasks will lead to success! Visit The Outsourcing Way to find out more.