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Delegation: How to Delegate Effectively?
Genevieve Northup, Editor, Germany, Member
WHAT IS DELEGATION? Fayol’s 13nd principle ("Initiative") is linked to the management role of delegator. Kreitner (2009) defines "delegation" as: the transfer of decision-making authority to subordinates (p. 253). WHAT IS NOT DELEGATION? Sadly, many managers mistake passing on “tasks,” not “responsibilities” as delegation (Gallo, 2012). The result is overstressed managers and less satisfied employees who do not believe they have “” of projects (Gallo, 2012). As a result, initiative is low. WHY DELEGATE? Pfeffer (as cited in Gallo, 2012) explains that managers are often trapped in the “self-enhancement bias,” afraid they may appear as less integral to corporate success if they delegate. Introspection is necessary to accept and overcome this issue, recognizing that the greater benefit comes from delegating, which gives managers to have more time to address critical issues and subordinates feel like they are a part of the big picture. DEGREES OF DELEGATION Kreitner (2009) emp (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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