Delegation: It’s not the bosses job

Which of the following best describes your boss? My boss delegates effectively My boss delegates, then micro manages the task anyway My boss delegates, then never mentions the task again My boss does not delegate The truth is many managers find it hard to delegate effectively and this is a common complaint made by all levels of employees. However, should the delegator be solely responsible for effective delegation? Effective delegation is in fact a two way process that should involve both parties taking responsibility for its success. Employee development should be the number one reason for delegation. Employees today are taking more responsibility for their own development in many ways; such as identifying their own training needs, mentors and career paths. This proactive approach to development though seems to stop with delegation, where we become quick to criticise our managers for not delegating effectively. Done […]

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