Pathways Australia

Delegating Decisions – Establish Trust Before Delegating Big Decisions

Delegating tasks to employees and then trusting them to make decisions for themselves is often far harder than it sounds. 

To be able to delegate decisions, you need to do two things: establish trust and accept failure as a possibility. 

You build trust by interacting one-on-one with your employees, observing them doing their daily jobs, and providing feedback. That way, when it comes time to delegate a task, you’ll better understand your employees’ strengths and weaknesses and know who is ready to take on more responsibility and who needs more experience before tackling big decisions. Pathways Australia Two-Day Management Course touches on this very point on day one.

You also have to recognise that failure is a natural part of delegation. Without it, you won’t get your team to innovate and take risks. If you accept that failure is a possibility when trying something new, you’ll have a much easier time giving up some of your decision-making responsibilities to others. 



Related Articles

tips, tools and techniques
Be the first to know!

Sign up for Pathways Australia insights, upcoming courses and events, career tips, special offers and more!

By sharing your email, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.

Get Notified

Subscribe to get notified of upcoming courses

We’ve been achieving extraordinary results for nearly 20 years. We hope see you on our next course.

Ready to Talk?

Talk with one of our Consultants now and learn how we can support you

We’ve been achieving extraordinary results for nearly 20 years. We would love to work with you!