Today’s checklist: Do some good, get your delegation on, handle your worrywart co-worker, and learn what the kids are saying.
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GET MORE SH*T DONE
The Indispensable Rules of Delegation
Delegation is not punting your responsibilities off onto someone else. It’s the strategic choice to redistribute work in a way that optimizes both efficiency and effectiveness.
It’s a good thing, but it can also be hard. These simple rules can make it a little easier.
- Explain your choice to delegate in terms of your trust for the person.
- Include a benefit of taking on the task. How does it empower them to learn or grow?
- Clarify the ultimate objective of the delegated task so the person knows exactly what to do.
- Tell them exactly when the task needs to be done.
- Give them a chance to ask clarifying questions.
- Offer to support them as they complete the task.
- Follow up afterwards with positive and constructive feedback. (This is important in making ongoing delegation better for everyone involved.)
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Field Guide: Working with Worrywarts
Working with chronic worriers may leave you feeling stressed and possibly lead you to question your own composure. Maybe you should be worrying about what happens if your CEO gets food poisoning or if the “we appreciate all your hard work” in the last company email means everyone is getting fired soon.
No, you definitely shouldn’t, but you might if you spend a lot of time with a major worrier. Here’s your short and sweet field guide to people with worrywart tendencies.
How to recognize a chronic worrier:
- They may seem unable to talk themselves out of worries and may need to talk through them with you
- Their single worry may snowball into countless others
- They may be unable to focus on anything else until they feel their worry has been resolved
Things to love about chronic worriers:
- Their worries may motivate them to respond and adapt to threats you didn’t notice
- Their worries may lead to thorough preparation
Tips for working with chronic worriers:
- Ask them to describe exactly what they’re worried about
- Sit down with them and make a list of possible ways to address the worry
- Engage them in a conversation or activity that completely absorbs and occupies their attention
Check out our sources for further reading:
New slang you need to know right now
These new additions to the modern lexicon will be interesting to both parents and amateur linguists.
- Situationship (More than friendship but not a relationship) [Education First]
- Touch grass (Calm down) [Education First]
- Menty b (Mental breakdown) [Dictionary.com]
- The ick (Disgust) [Dictionary.com]
- Poggers (Wow/a general expression of enthusiasm) [Urban Dictionary]
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