Why taking responsibility is better than having work assigned to you.

Mat Ryer · 7 Oct 2020

Why taking responsibility is better than having work assigned to you.

Mat Ryer · 7 Oct 2020


Managers that think delegation is about assigning work to people are usually missing something important.

Not only are they unlikely to be the best people to decide who would be best to do things (the individual team mambers usually feel strongly, and are often in a better position to )

Those who retain the responsibility for the work, but seek help from others tend to be more successful in my experience.

Learn more about what we're doing at Pace.

A lot of our blog posts come out of the technical work behind a project we're working on called Pace.

We were frustrated by communication and project management tools that interrupt your flow and overly complicated workflows turn simple tasks, hard. So we decided to build Pace.

Pace is a new minimalist project management tool for tech teams. We promote asynchronous communication by default, while allowing for those times when you really need to chat.

We shift the way work is assigned by allowing only self-assignment, creating a more empowered team and protecting the attention and focus of devs.

We're currently live and would love you to try it and share your opinions on what project management tools should and shouldn't do.

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First published on 7 Oct 2020 by Mat Ryer
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