- Assume nothing. Don't presume that the person whom you have delegated to has understood you or is going to do the job right the first time.
- Check up. See whats happening. Never let go of a task completely to the point where you forget about it or forget who you gave it to.
- Don't micro-manage. Give the person some time to figure out the task. If they can't do it then step in. Looking over someone elses shoulder while they do something can be a waste of both their time and your time as well - unless you treat the task as an opportunity to coach or teach.
- Evaluate and get feedback. Ask the person 'How well did I go in explaining what I wanted from you?'. Let them be honest and take the time to learn from any mistakes you may have made to allow you to do better in the future.
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