"I'll Do It"

This is just a quick little post of something that I thought would be good to share. At the moment, I am trying to move the team into a more self-sustaining role at my current project, I'm trying to push them out of their comfort zone by asking them to do more of the tasks that I typically would have done, as I won't be on the team for much longer.


One of the things that I'm looking to implement is to take ownership, be it either a problem or task. In the past, if there was an issue or problem, the team members would come to me in order to help sort it out. What I am now trying to instill is a sense of ownership. If there is a problem, then I want them to "take the bull by the horns" and own it until it is sorted out. This not only allows the to learn and grow, but also takes a load off of my shoulders.

"I'll do it!"

If there is one way in which you can be valuable to your team mates, bosses or organisation, it is by saying the three little words:-

I'll do it!

What I have started to do, is that when a task needs doing, I throw something out to the team. I don't want to "assign" it to a particular person, as I want someone to be proactive and take ownership of the task.

When someone says "I'll do it!" they take ownership of it and will run with it from end to end and you don't need to worry about it. If need be, you can check up just to make sure that everything is going okay and on track.

Until next time...keep learning!

Mauro Da Silva

Learning everyday about software development, leadership & self improvement

Johannesburg, South Africa