Delegating occurs when managers choose to assign their own tasks to other employees. While this does reduce the stress of an over-worked manager, the main benefit lies in the sense of responsibility and respect felt by the employees that are asked to assist. Delegating tasks to capable employees is a win-win situation for all involved.
One of the most difficult things I had to learn as a young business person was effective management delegation. I was afraid to delegate tasks to those beneath me; partially because I was used to doing so much on my own and partially because I was afraid the job wouldn’t be completed to my own personal standards. Rather than take the risk, I tried to finish projects by myself and rarely asked for help. Learn More