The Management Blog
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Delegating is no easy job.
Many employees falsely believe that managers have it easy as they get to decide what work to pawn off on others.
The whole purpose of having a hierarchy (managers and lower-level employees) at the office is so leaders can have help in getting work done.
One of the most essential tasks of any successful leader is the ability to delegate.
All managers have found themselves in a situation where they had assigned work to their team only to get it turned in late or not at all, or receive something completely different than what was needed.
You don’t want to micromanage your team and look over their shoulder every step of the way, but you also need to make sure that you are in agreement over what is required.
Employees usually envy the freedom that they believe their bosses have.
While most managers realise that part of the skills they should possess is delegation, not all know how to do so successfully.
While there are many benefits to good delegation, such as empowering staff and lessening your own workload, poor delegation can create chaos and confusion. Learn More
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.