Business owners commonly find themselves unable to delegate tasks because of the illusion that they are the only ones who can do the job properly. But if SMEs are to succeed in the long-term, entrepreneurs need to occasionally take a back step to allow their employees to drive business forward.
Business owners should prevent themselves from falling into the trap of micro-managing every aspect of their organisation. Staff should be allowed to flourish and get on with it.
Because if you check everything your employees do before long they will be less careful and you have given yourself another job.
Entrepreneurs need to consider how it would feel if every time they did something, it was pulled to bits by the boss.
Dispose of the tasks you don’t want to do by outsourcing non-key resources such as health and safety, administrative roles or accountancy. Also, hiring a good office manager can take away a large part of the burden, you can specialise on strategy and the important issues affecting your business .
The key is managing by exception rather than managing everything.
Build a system whereby you can spot check, but do not interfere with simple processes.