13 Oct 5 Steps to Getting More Done with your I.T. Teams
With scope creep, shifting deadlines and resource reallocation, project managers face many clock-eating obstacles on the way to a successful deployment. Since adding more hours to the day is an impossible task, how about the next best thing: making the most of the hours in your day by getting the most productivity from your team? While that may also sound like an impossible task, it’s not. Effectively using your delegation skills and conducting skills assessment to better assign job responsibilities based on individual skill sets, will get your team working smarter, faster and more affordably. Here are 5 steps to take now to add accountability to your team to help get you across the goal line faster.
Create categories that are based on the effort and the level of skill a job responsibility requires. Those that require the highest level of skill and those that are your core competencies should be delegated to higher-level employees. Those that require lower skills should be assigned to lower-level employees or outsourced through a services provider.To save time and boost productivity, base delegating on degree of effort required. For example, if a responsibility requires a high-level of effort and a low-level skill set, you’ll save a significant amount of time delegating this responsibility to lower-level employees or outsourcing to a service provider— allowing higher-level employees to concentrate on what you do best and what generates revenue.