“Just delegate it,” they say.  As if it was that easy.  What do I delegate?  Why should I delegate?  When should I delegate?  How should I delegate?  It seems like everyone has a handle on this but me.  Actually, most managers do not find this to be very easy to do.  and what many consider to be delegation, actually turns into micro-management.

Delegation involves entrusting another person with a task for which the delegator remains ultimately responsible.  Delegation can range from a major appointment, such as the leadership of a team developing a new product, to one of any number of smaller tasks like interviewing a job candidate.  Examining the overall structure of an organization will reveal a complex web of delegated authority, usually in the form of management chains, providing a mechanism for reporting and control.

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