The keys to effective delegation

The keys to effective delegation

Certainly one of the core competencies to management success is the ability to delegate important work effectively. The basics are very clear but the execution is somewhat of a lost art. A manager of a business unit has the primary responsibility of getting important work done through the efforts of others. What is lost on many is the need to be great at the skill of delegating assignments that get results.

“When you prepare to delegate, first determine what tasks you want to delegate. Then think about what skills and abilities are required to complete the task successfully. Finally, assign the task to the most appropriate partner…

The fundamentals of effective delegation are simple, Plan – Delegate – Manage. Planning the assignment of project is step one and to the extent it is clear and well thought out the rest is easier. Next is the communication process of assigning the job in such a way as complete clarity and understanding take place. Lastly, the follow-up skills of managing the actions and checking on the progress and status.

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