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What should a manager do to overcome this lack of trust or confidence in subordinates so he or she will feel comfortable delegating tasks to them?

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The response address the queries posted in 505 words with references.

//For the effective functioning of an Organization, it is essential to delegate authority to the subordinates. In this paper, we have discussed about what the delegation process is all about and what guidelines should be followed for effective delegation.//

Delegation is the process of pushing down the authority from the superiors to subordinates who-posses specialized skills to perform such job. This is because the assignment of responsibility for some departments or jobs usually goes hand in hand with the delegation of adequate authority to get the work done. Delegation of authority is a prerequisite for the existence and efficient functioning of the organization. Delegation is a two-sided affair in which the superior must be willing to sacrifice a portion of his authority and ...

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Keith Martin is the controller for Daniels Printing Service. Keith has been putting in a lot of overtime; therefore, Mr. Daniels has allowed Keith to hire an assistant. Keith's assistant is a bright, high school graduate, but he has never taken an accounting class. Keith is trying to decide which accounting activities could be delegated to his assistant. Keith is willing to give the assistant a few simple instructions on how to complete each task, but he doesn't have the time to teach the assistant to be an accountant.

For each task listed, state whether Keith should continue to do the work or delegate the task to his assistant. Explain each answer.

1. List the account balances from the general ledger in the Trial Balance columns of the work sheet.

2. Add the Debit and Credit columns of the trial balance.

3. Make the adjusting entries on the work sheet.

4. Complete the work sheet.

5. Type the formal financial statements using the data from the Income Statement and Balance Sheet columns of the work sheet.

6. Journalize and post the adjusting entries.

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