A new rule that took effect in April this year allows parents in the U.K. to spend more quality time with their new born children. Called the Shared Parental Leave (SPL), the policy allows both parents to take time off for up to 50 weeks (either in one block or in separate periods) within the birth of their child right up to the baby’s first birthday. The SPL is paid for up to 37 weeks, provided one’s employer has been duly notified.
Although the new legislation is primarily intended to make childrearing a hands-on experience for both parents, couples can also use this time to plan family holidays. After all, you deserve to take a break from work and celebrate the arrival of your bundle of joy.
It’s easy to make a to-do list. That’s the problem.
According to iDoneThis, a tracking and sharing suite, only half of the items on a standard to-do list only get done. You’re not looking at a list with just five or six items, but one where tasks for a single day can take a week to finish. Coupled with other issues like allocating time and a poor mindset, to-do lists are taking their toll on one’s ability to accomplish tasks.
A CEO may not task a London concierge with running the company, but he can entrust some of the more universal tasks to him, like booking a business trip. That’s delegation in a nutshell.
Delegation allows people to focus on the tasks that matter to them more by allowing some help to handle tasks that can be done by anyone. It’s a skill most people are afraid to do, according to PA Life, because of the risk of failure. Many believe others simply won’t cut it as far as quality of work is concerned.