How often have you thought it will take to long to teach someone how to do this… I will just do it myself?
I suggest you book yourself a time in your calendar to write down “HOW to do those tasks”.
Never written a how to before?
A simple trick I use is to write myself a checklist in the a reoccurring appointment.
Then if I do need to delegate it the instructions are already written.
When writing instructions think about the following questions.
Who needs to do it, when and why…. For example you may set up a reoccurring task for the following.
10am 1st Monday of the month. Run MYOB report on past months sales figures by region, sales person and product . Email results By 12noon to Accountant as they need use it in the management meeting at 3pm. ( this many be a monthly task ) Use bold text to highlight actions and times.
This task is easy to delegate as now it gives the person more information and highlights its importance and who to follow up with in your absence.