Reasons, When And When Not To Delegate Duties

November 20th, 2009 Comments off
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Delegation is the assignment of a task, responsibility and /or authority by a manager to a subordinate.

Refer earlier article on the process of delegation. Below set in summary the reasons, when and when not to delegate:-

REASONS TO DELEGATE

  • Work can then be fairly distributed;

  • Shorter time to achieve objectives;

  • Managers released from operational tasks;

  • Develop and encourage subordinates;

  • “On the spot” decisions more likely;

  • Cover absences;

  • Prevent bottlenecks;

WHEN TO DELEGATE:

  • Subordinates are capable;

  • Bottlenecks occur

  • Expanding business

WHEN NOT TO DELEGATE:

  • If none is capable;

  • Sensitive work;

  • Work incompatible with a subordinate’s other duties

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