In business today, delegation is basically getting other people to do the work.
While this is true in a very loose way, there is much more to effective delegation than just getting someone else to do the work.
True delegation is an art. It involves getting a group of people to come together; and, using their individual skills in various disciplines create a solution to the problem. The delegator is like the ringmaster in a circus. It is up to him/her to keep everything flowing smoothly so it incorporates into a unified whole. Probably one of the most important components to delegating is not only knowing what to delegate; but, who to delegate it to.
The principles behind delegation are:
1. Properly analyzing and assessing the skills of person whom you want to delegate any task.
2. Assessing that individual's responsibility.
3. Motivating a person for specific goals before delegating.
4. Focusing on results and learning from previous errors.
5. Supporting the person to whom the work has been delegated until and unless he/she becomes a successful person to be considered as a right candidate for delegation of work.
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