While most have a general understanding of delegating, many find it hard to accomplish successfully. Delegation is defined as the process of giving control, authority, or responsibility to another person. With the talent shortage faced in many industries, delegation has become an essential skill for today’s leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs and allows for the best use of time and resources.
When delegating, thought must be given to whom to delegate. Delegating to the wrong person can be devastating. You must find a good match between what is required and the person’s abilities. Once a match is identified, the delegate must be given the necessary level of empowerment to complete the project assigned.
While delegating is a benefit in the workplace, here are some delegating do’s and don’ts to keep in mind for successful delegation.