There are certain projects or functions that you should be delegating, such as:
- Jobs that others could easily do. Even if you enjoy some of these tasks and are reluctant to give them up, you’ll be better off delegating them. Maybe this means assigning one small task of an important project — like logging bugs and fixes — to a new employee who’s eager to advance. Handing this off frees up your time, motivates him, and lets you know whether he can follow through on assignments.
- Jobs that require specific training or experience. Delegating assignments can give staff members interesting and challenging opportunities. For example, if you train a reliable team member to take over your role in an interdepartmental task force, the employee gets a chance to exercise her collaborative and technical skills while also gaining visibility.
Adapted from Delegating Work (20-Minute Manager).