How to organize the work of the unit
Describe the goals and objectives that are set before the unit. As a rule, the department is not created separately: it is directly connected with the work of the whole company and is subordinated to the overall strategy. Determine the results that you expect from the unit.
Before staffing a unit, determine how all the tasks assigned can be performed by the smallest number of people. After that, dial the necessary specialists. Make for each of them a clear job description, which would be not just a formal document, but a guide to action. Define a hierarchy between the subordinates in the department and assign a degree of responsibility for each. Decide which employee will replace the absent colleague.
Delegate authority to the unit manager. Even in a small work collective there must be a person responsible for the final result. Do not try to delve into all the nuances of the process - let the boss do his job qualitatively and present you with its results.
Decide how you will monitor the unit's workflow. It is advisable to issue a list of tasks at the beginning of a certain reporting period (month, quarter). During this period, the entire department or each employee must submit an interim report to monitor the work. After the specified period, the unit must report on the results of the work. This can be a final meeting, a presentation or a standard report.
Increase the authority of the department, if the result of the work suits you, and you see the potential. One of the practiced ways to organize the activities of the unit is to transfer it to self-financing. Such a method increases the degree of risk and responsibility, but allows you to achieve better performance.