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Delegation - it's a beautiful thing!

One of the perks of being in the audit practice is the ability to delegate work so early in your career. There are many parts of this job that can be done mindlessly, and although some people like doing these elevator-man tasks, it tends to frustrate me. The beauty of this job is the ability to push such tasks down to the staff associates, which only leaves us with the review process. I don't really think one can achieve this early in their careers in other fields. Sure, I hated doing this my first couple years, and you will too. But somebody has to do it.
Hey, gotta give this profession some props, however rare that may be.

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You have a point but man sometimes I would rather do the mudane, mindless task rather than trying to initially coach and then answer 20 questions and then review and leave coaching notes and then answer more questions to get the task done. I realize I have to delegate but sometimes it is so much easier to just do it yourself.
Krupo said…
Effective delegation requires strong and heavy coaching early-on, followed by check-ups to make sure all is well.

And a sixth sense to guess where your staff may get stuck yet may not think of asking you for the simple explanation.

It's Great Times when it works out though!

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