How to Properly Delegate Tasks to Your Team

Chris Jamroz
Chris Jamroz

For the past several years, Chris Jamroz has led STG Holdings, LLC, as CEO. Based in New Jersey, this company maintains independent container freight station facilities for container freight transported by sea and air. Prior to this, Chris Jamroz held multiple other leadership positions and successfully oversaw the work of several thousand employees.

Good delegation is an important skill for managers and other leaders. Several considerations related to proper delegation include:

Providing training. Ideally, you want to delegate tasks to people who can already perform them. But you cannot assume someone has the knowledge to complete a task you give them. Instead, make sure training and resources are available to people when you assign them a new task. This not only expands their skill range, but it also betters the chance that tasks will be finished in a timely and accurate manner.

Letting go. One of the reasons leaders decide not to delegate is because they struggle with removing themselves from the work. However, letting go of certain tasks can help you get more done. Start by delegating small tasks and work your way up from there. Over time, you will learn that you can trust your team and you will discover the skills your co-workers have. At the same time, make sure you don’t over-delegate and assign tasks to others that you should be doing yourself.

Using feedback. Both you and your workers should provide feedback about the delegation process. For you, make sure you thank your workers when they do a good job on a task. If they fall short, give them constructive criticism. At the same time, encourage your workers to share their thoughts about your delegating abilities and whether they felt everyone got the right tasks and had the resources they needed.

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Useful Tips for Downhill Mountain Biking

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Downhill Mountain Biking
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The leader of North America’s largest network of container freight station (CFS) operators since mid-2016, Chris Jamroz serves as the president of STG Holdings LLC. Capitalizing on several years of business leadership experience, including in high-level positions at JPMorgan Chase and Scotia Capital, he ensures that the firm offers quality logistics services to its clients. Beyond this, Chris Jamroz enjoys mountain biking. Here are some tips for new downhill mountain bikers.

Have the right gear. Downhill mountain biking comes with its hazards, and you may experience serious injury if you come off the bike and don’t have the right gear to protect you. Wear a full-face helmet, supplemented with armor that includes knee and elbow pads, a reinforced cycling jersey, and full-finger gloves.

Tough spots. If you hit a rough spot and feel you may lose control of the bike, keep neutral pressure on your handlebars and allow the bike to follow its most natural path while you steer away from obstacles. Avoid jamming on the brakes, as this may cause an accident due to the suddenness of the stop.