What Is Effective Delegation
Source: Evan Carmichael
The importance of delegation should not be underestimated. Employees often crave trust and responsibility. Effective delegation meets these and other needs. Delegation is assignment of responsibility and accountability for specific outcomes or achievements to a specific individual or organisation unit. The delegation can be temporary or permanent. Delegation is not the giving out of tasks or 'Jobs to be done'. Normally, a delegated task takes more than a short time frame to complete. It does not involve telling people what to do, rather it involves explaining the outcomes and results they are expected to achieve.