When a business hires an employee, one of the biggest problems an employer faces is of delegation of authority to the employees. The process of delegation of authority is very complicated with even more complicated outcomes. Therefore, a business needs to be very careful when delegating authority to employees.
The hiring of a virtual personal assistant has made the delegation of authority job very easy for the employer. An employer needs not to worry about factors like, gender, biasness, or any other favoritism when delegating authority to a virtual personal assistant. The lines below explain the three step process of delegation of authority to a virtual assistant.
The first step in delegating authority to a virtual personal assistant is to build the confidence of the virtual assistant. An employer needs to remind the virtual personal assistant that he or she is the employee of the business and the employer has total confidence over the abilities and skills of the virtual personal assistant. This way a virtual agent gets better prepared for handling of authority.
Secondly, when an employer has identified a virtual personal assistant for the purpose of delegating authority, the employer needs to slowly shift authority to the virtual agent. The employer can start shifting of authority by firstly handing over the trivial tasks that require minimal judgment, and afterwards increase the level of authority.
Thirdly, when the virtual personal assistant has somewhat become used to handling authority, the employer then needs to transfer the authority full time to the virtual personal assistant. However, when delegating authority, the employer needs to clearly state the consequences of misuse of mishandling of authority, this way the virtual personal agent becomes more responsible.
In short, starting the delegation of authority with building the confidence of the virtual assistant, slowly delegating authority, and then giving the full authority ensures better and productive transference of authority.