“Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1
Last week, you recorded the top five must do tasks regarding a responsibility you have at work. The responsibility could have been marketing, human resources, research and development, financial planning, customer service, quality improvement, or your occupation may involve a significant responsibility not listed. If you have not taken time to further define and summarize your responsibility into specific tasks and objectives, then this in itself was a good exercise. Take time to do this today if you have not already done so!
One of your main responsibilities may be marketing. Some of the tasks under that responsibility could include:
As you looked at your main responsibility, and its subdivided tasks, what kinds of things came to mind? Did you notice:
When you review the top 5 tasks under your main responsibility, ask God for wisdom and direction on which tasks can be delegated, shared or sourced out.
God is a creative God as we can see by all He created! Ask God for creativity in your approach to professionally managing your business.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for all you have provided to me. Help me to never take this business lightly but recognize it is a gift from You to be able honor You and bless others. Help me to have the wisdom, humility and creativity to manage this business. and not just do the same thing over and over because I let busyness take over. Help me to throw off all the things that hinder my time as I recognize many small things add up to large amounts of time. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Monday: Have you recorded the top 5 tasks under your main responsibility? Before you start analyzing them, ask God to give you the wisdom to know if you can be delegating, sharing or outsourcing any of these.
Tuesday: As you look at each task, consider if that task, or a part of that task, can be delegated.
Wednesday: As you look at each task, or sub-division of the task, that you believe can be delegated, does someone come to mind? Write down the person’s name beside each task.
Thursday: As you have reviewed each task, are you starting to see that a team of people would be appropriate for this responsibility? If so, what might that team look like in terms of number of people and from which disciplines/departments? If you have seen the same person’s name for many of the tasks that could be delegated, that might be a good person for your team.
Friday: Review the tasks regarding which ones can be delegated and which ones would benefit from a team approach. Would any of them be appropriate to be out-sourced? Now, divide the tasks under the headings of
Take time to pray about this over the next few days. The next step will be defining what these tasks will look like for someone else, for a team and for out-sourcing.
Have a great week.
Bonny, Christian Women at Work