Delegate responsibilities and go beyond the task: motivating yourself & your team

Carlos García-Pont, J. Ignacio Canales

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Unless you are at the top of the hierarchy, most managers will find themselves caught in a conflicting position, having to carry out certain tasks delegated from above, while not delegating to those below, and where no one experiences much freedom of movement. In the face of this reality, a change of management style is required. Based on research, teaching, consulting and a recent TEDx Talk delivered on the subject, this article shares the keys that will help readers earn the trust of senior management, enabling every person to convert his or her tasks into more enriching responsibilities. The authors suggest the necessary managerial and organizational conditions to do so. If people begin to look beyond the goal of simply checking off tasks, and instead focus on each person's personal and professional development, this paradigm shift will bring benefits for the organization as a whole.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-22
Number of pages8
JournalIESE Insight
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2016


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