1. Ask yourself frequently: "Who else could do this?"
2. Learn to assign responsibility for achieving results rather than unloading tasks.
3. Select the person. Who has experience and skills? Who needs to learn how to handle this responsibility? Who has the time to accept this responsibility? Who would like to have this opportunity?
4. Get input from others. Ask for ideas about what to change, who to involve and how to define the results.
5. Assign the responsibility and define the time factors.
6. Provide training and guidance, allow freedom for independent thinking.
7. Define the authority level.
8. Agree about the control process.
9. Monitor progress. Pay attention and maintain control of the situation.
10. Provide feedback.
11. Often, the person with the new responsibility will figure out better ways to get things done and such improvements need to be identified and shared.
12. Evaluate performance. How can the results be improved? How can the manager do a better job of helping the team succeed?