Some thoughts about Delegation

 In Employee Relationships, Leadership

Submitted by Rick BakerSpirited Leaders

How To Delegate

Some thoughts:

With the overall corporate best interest in mind, who should do the task?

Consider ‘bang for the buck’: particularly, the impact on our key corporate goals.

Under Delegation, there are task donors and task recipients.

Task donors and Task recipients need to COMMUNICATE CLEARLY.

Consider boss’s and subordinate’s views/likes/dislikes…

Rule of Thumb: for business-task delegation, one man’s trash isn’t generally another man’s treasure.

Rule of thumb [corollary]: leaders rarely assign unique tasks… is this task unique?

Consider fairness: the workload already on recipient employee’s plate, other staff’s plates, and your plate.

Delegation and Task Dimensions

[8 key task considerations]



Time Requirement




Office Morale

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