If you believe you are busier than necessary, there are a couple of questions that may help you change this.
- Make a list of what you have worked on over the past week or two and identify items that should have been delegated to others and make a conscientious decision to delegate them going forward.
- Make a list of items you wish you could delegate, if someone only knew how, then outline what it would take for you to feel comfortable delegating them to this person.
- Show your list of recently completed items to your direct reports and ask them which items they would like to be responsible for, have the ability to do, or would like to take on the challenge of handling them going forward.
I hope this helps you delegate a bit of the work that is holding back your productivity.