Delegation And Work Flow
Delegation is the process managers use to transfer formal authority from one position to another within and organisation. Architects delegate authority to draftspeople, senior underwriters delegate authority to junior underwriters, senior executives delegate authority to senior managers and so on. Notice that delegating authority has not reduces the authority of the architects, senior underwriters or senior executives. To delegate means to grant or to confer. To delegate does not mean to surrender authority. Delegation allows subordinates to make decisions - that is, it's a shift of decision-making authority from one organisational level to another. Generally speaking, effective delegation pushes authority down vertically through the ranks of an organisation.