- Much of the stuff on your to be delegated to someone else list should simply go away. Don't push your garbage to someone else on your team.
- Make sure everyone on your team understands the answers to these 3 questions:
1. What is our organization trying to accomplish?
2. What are the top 3 components of my role that best moves our organization to its goals?
3. What's on my plate now that doesn't have any effect on these top 3 components?
- Most people on your team will need help in knowing what to stop doing and pruning their activities. Schedule a meeting with your team members to review their top 10 tasks and bring out the hatchet.
- Sometimes the boss or owner is the biggest problem. People tend to "drop everything" when the owner speaks, your managers/owners may need some coaching on how they communicate their needs. (Yep, tread carefully...)
- Good employees are artists at keeping (or looking) busy. Pull the plug, chop the list, and refocus the bullseye.
The Employee Junk Drawer: Busy activities that seem to be important, often delegated by others, but simply cause drag to your organization.