At Healthcare Technical Services (HTS), we are always looking for new and innovative ways to grow in an increasingly competitive market. In order to differentiate our company from the competition, HTS strives to deliver our projects on time and under budget, while providing the highest quality of service. In order to achieve project success, it is necessary for our company to think within the constraints of our budget and conceive of innovative methods through which we can increase the efficiency of the project delivery. Throughout the various hospital transitions that HTS has facilitated, our Project Managers have reported much success by practicing task delegation. The process of task delegation consists of distributing and allocating tasks to other members of the HTS Project Team in order to maximize efficiency. The use of this method has yielded positive results, not only within HTS but has enhanced the overall satisfaction of our clients.
The delegation of tasks can boost efficiencies by saving time, balancing workloads and increasing both individual and company performance. Given that time is a valuable commodity that should be budgeted wisely, it is often necessary to plan strategically in order to maximize timely and efficient completion of tasks.
Project Managers, who need to spend more time focusing on client needs and the larger aspects of project management are the one’s who most look for opportunities to delegate tasks down to our Project Support staff or up to our subject matter experts (SME). Task delegation maintains the balance of the company workload and equalizes the distribution of labor among employees, while ensuring that each employee works to satisfy their capacity. Additionally, more tasks can be completed in a shorter period of time, which increases the overall company performance.
Project Managers are able to take on more challenging tasks with their freed time, while Project Support staff and SMEs are empowered to problem solve and think independently in the process of taking on new and challenging tasks. Consequently, task delegation increases the value of employees by giving them more individual responsibility and allowing them the opportunity to develop new skills. This practice, not only increases the value of our Project Managers, it also increases that of every employee involved in the process of completing a given project.
Task delegation is a long-term investment, one that requires instruction, continual communication and feedback, and above all, patience. The practice of task delegation has become an integral part of the HTS company culture that has proven to contribute to long-term company success.