Program Management

Delegation

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Delegation is the assignment of authority and responsibility to another person to carry out specific activities. Delegation empowers a subordinate to make decisions. Managers assign work, responsibility, and authority so they can make maximum use of their abilities. [1]

Delegation is one of the most fundamental features of management because it entails getting work done through others. Thus, delegation is important at all hierarchical levels.  The process can occur between any two individuals in any type of structure with regard to any task. [2]

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  • Delegation doesn’t alleviate the responsibility of leadership to make sure the work is done.  “Trust but Verify”

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