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Abuse of Delegation | Misuse of Delegating
Chloe Xu, Director, Australia, Premium Member

Delegation is a core part of leadership and management, according to what we have learnt from numerous management works. It is often described positively as an effectiveness method or management technique that helps both superiors (managers) and subordinates (employees), with managers being able to focus on important areas while employees having an opportunity to build their abilities and skills. However, recent research looks at the circumstances under which managers choose to delegate and reveals that when entrusting tasks to others, managers’ real intentions are often not that positive. The study discovered that managers interviewed tended to delegate decisions when the consequences would affect other people, in particular when all the options were not appealing. The researchers believe this pattern was driven by 2 factors: 1. A desire to avoid criticism or blame and 2. A desire not to feel responsible if something bad happened to other people. In other words, the willingne (...) Read more? Sign up for free
 

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