10 Ways to Permanently Streamline Your Workday
Hand Over a Whole Group of Decisions
Instead of making serial decisions, try making just one: Decide who will decide.
Say you regularly have to decide whether to expedite shipping due to work-in-progress delays. Pick someone in the organization that will make those decisions. Provide guidance, parameters, and advice, and turn that person loose. Then check in periodically to see if they need more direction. Then you can spend time figuring out how to eliminate delays instead of dealing with the repercussions. Teach, train, guide, verify… and give your employees the authority and responsibility they’ve earned.