This is a guest blog post by Pamela A. Scott
This piece is on delegation, why you should do it, and how to do it right. First, though, check out how to do it badly.
My husband and adult daughter were both working from home, as was I. I kept hearing them shout from the other room: “Is the internet down?” “Why does the web keep crashing?” “What’s wrong with our wireless?”
Then the suggestions started coming in.
“You (me) should call ACME and tell them their service sucks.”
“My friend found a different jiggambob that speeded up his service. You (me) should call him.”
“I think it would work better if you (me) turned the refrigerator upside down.”
I was on deadline; I didn’t have time for their problems. That’s when I actually said the following. I can’t believe I said it, but I did.
“Bring me solutions, not problems,” I barked.