I'm being criticised for 'reluctance' to delegate. In fact I am pretty happy to delegate (maybe too much so... - I'm quite lazy) given competent people. NB: I don't have perfectionist standards of competence, not a "control freak".
How to explain that I feel I can't delegate to people for whom in my experience, information goes in one ear and out the other with the result of constantly making mistakes or having to be "babysat" while doing the task (making it pointless involving the person as they won't learn so there is no future payback)?
I'm aware criticising directly isn't an option as that would reflect on the boss' judgement at recruitment stage.
Edited to add: mostly "sideways" delegation or if not then people that I coordinate but really we report to the same boss. I'm not their direct manager.
Edit2 (what have I already tried?): Spoken to fellow team members about let's do this together because [handover of duties, only one person knows how to do it and that isn't sustainable, etc]. Willing and seem to listen but ultimately don't seem to take it on board. I feel like I'm the only one committed to get the goal achieved and the others are just there for the salary...