People create teams to share the workload when tackling problems. Individuals possess a variety of skills and experiences, and each can add to the growth of the project — otherwise, why would they be there?
There is a difference, though, between giving a team step-by-step instructions on what you want to take place, and giving someone a goal and turning them loose. Part of that difference is time: You will gain back a great deal of it each day, which you can then use to focus on other projects.
You also lose stress: Managing every moment as it happens highlights the failure points and generates pushback from employees. Rather than feeling like “If I wasn’t here, nothing could ever happen. They’ll just sit unless I tell them exactly what to do,” you can instead assign a goal and know that the goal will be accomplished.
So how do you empower your employees to take on new responsibilities or handle tasks on their own? Members of Forbes Coaches Council suggest the following on the original posting of this article on Forbes: 10 Ways You Can Start Empowering Your Employees.