How many business decisions have you been responsible for each day? If the number is more you are probably growing. You need to decrease the number of decisions taken with your permission. The team leaders have to be distributed with the responsibilities.
When you take all the decisions or if members need your permission for all the task, speed of the work goes down, takes longer time and the stress on you will be high.
The thought of team leader is simple but implementing it is complicated. Take a look at the suggestions below to reduce your role in taking decisions and to get the tasks done through Team Leader (which will not make members depend on you for every small decision).
Hire self-governed employee
When you are selecting a Team Leader, look for a person who is excited and passionate about thecompany. If a person doesn’t know the minimum information about the company, it is better not to spend more time on such a person.
Team Leader needs to be a person who works in team as well as take initiative when ever needed. To choose a right Team Leader you can have a test project. Give them high requirements with lesser details. This gives them opportunity to take their decisions. When the test project is completed, analyse the decisions and the reasons for those decisions. This can give you idea about people who have understood your business and have good leadership qualities to help you progress.
Convey your goals clearly
Ambiance of the company will be pleasant if all the employees work for the same goal on their initiative. It doesn’t rise the questions like “Do your team members know what goals they are working on?”
The leadership skills can be clearly seen here. It’s your responsibility to communicate the vision of the organization clearly to the members. It is important for each team to understand their role in the big picture(for the organization). The members need to understand the view of the boss and his requirements. Each team must be informed about the progress of other teams.
Survey on the progress regularly
“My Team Leaders are looking after the team decisions, let me finish my work”. If this is your thought after assigning the team leaders, you are wrong. You need to regularly check the decisions and the progress. Analyse the work and give feedback to the team.
Schedule weekly meetings to hear the progress of the teams. Let each team discuss their task and you get the idea about how the project is going as a whole, and the members understand what rest of the teams are working at.
The weekly meetings need to be followed by feedback, else the meeting will have no benefit. The meetings should be done to get progress of the whole week in an hour and to guide the further steps to be followed. All these can be conveyed to all if it is discussed in the meetings.
When the people are more, the work, the ideas and the problems also increase. This increases stress on the boss. The decisions needed to take increases with increase in ideas and work. Reduce the need for your approvals so that the crucial tasks can be attended by you.