How deep is your bench?
I am usually the last person to use a sports metaphor but it actually works well here. To have a deep bench means to have a significant number of effective people on your team. This is something you should evaluate intentionally and periodically.
Having a strong team ensures better collaboration, decision-making, problem-solving, and ultimately better results. When you don’t have a strong team, you may find yourself trying to put out fires that others should be handling, not using your time effectively.
First, evaluate your bench, your team.
These are some possible indicators that your bench needs some strengthening,
- Are you taking on too many tasks yourself?
- Do you find your team members need your input on every decision they make?
- Are you attending lots of meetings that you may not need to attend?
- Do you have to be always present for efficient and effective work to be accomplished?