What to Outsource First: Simple Advice to Help you Triage Your Work

where shall i begin to outsourceYour completed Delegation Worksheet and Team Delegation form tell you WHAT TO OUTSOURCE, right?

The next natural question is: “what first?”

Grab your Delegation Worksheet and Team Delegation Form and let’s look at it from a Volume perspective.

How much time are you spending each week on tasks that could be delegated to a particular role?

What Should you Outsource First?

Focus on the Time and To Whom? columns on your Delegation Worksheet and add up the time spent on tasks according to the roles listed in the To Whom? Column.

Your answers should indicate how much time you spend on tasks that could be delegated to a particular role, such as a VA or a Copywriter. Enter this time estimate under the Current Workloads column on the Team Delegation Form.

Remember Pareto’s Principle? Look for the 80% that can be delegated. Review your Team Delegation Form, looking for the row that indicates where you are spending the majority of your time on tasks that can or should be outsourced.

This number answers your “what first?” question – who you should hire first…

 

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