Some thoughts about Delegation
How To Delegate
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]