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Delegation Concept in an Organization

Prepare a discussion in which you illustrate how managers in your organization delegate as part of their management responsibilities. Explain how delegation could be used more effectively in planning, organizing, leading, or controlling within your organization. Also, describe what skills are necessary for effective delegation.

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American Heritage defines delegation as - The act of delegating. The condition of being delegated; a person or group of persons officially elected or appointed to represent another or others. (http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/delegation)

Delegation is not 'dumping' or merely allocating tasks. It is a skill that comparatively few managers/supervisors/team leaders process to a high level. Done well, delegation makes a significant difference to the motivation of the individual and productivity of the team. Good delegation also frees management time to allow pursuit of priority goals. This aids the career of the manager/team leader and the success of the team. The manager/team leader will not always be available due to holidays, internal meetings and sickness. The resilience of the team to cope with problems and opportunities is increased by the understanding and skill created by effective delegation. The growth of the organization is often limited ...

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The solution describes how managers use delegation and what skills are necessary to effectively delegate.