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With so many challenges faced by the managers everyday, the best way to handle and excel in one's task is DELEGATION.It not only proves to be one of the best way to manage your work but helps groom your subordinates and polish them to be as do as you.And only when you have sum one to take up your task that you can move forth taking up your boss's

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  1. 1. DELEGATION What is it?
  2. 2. I not only use all the brain I have, but all I can borrow – Woodrow Wilson
  3. 3. Delegation is ..• Appointing a person to act on one’s behalf.• Entrusting of Authority, Power and Responsibility to another.• Delegation is also called Deputation in the assignment of authority and responsibility to another person.
  4. 4. Why Delegate ?It takes a strong person and a good leader to effectively delegate tasks.• Delegate for Quality• Delegate for Even Distribution• Saves Time• Develops people’s skill and ability
  5. 5. Why managers’ don’t delegate• The belief that, ‘I can do it better myself’• Attachment with previous responsibility• Lack of confidence and trust in subordinates• Low self-confidence and insecurity• Unwillingness to accept risk• Time involved in explaining the task• Fear of loss of power• Lack of availability of competent subordinate• Subordinates’ resistance to delegation
  6. 6. What to Delegate ?• Things subordinate can do better• Things subordinate needs to do for growth• Operational work• Things for which you don’t have time
  7. 7. What not to Delegate ?• What you yourself is not able to do• What you are directly contributing to your business• Work your subordinates cannot perform effectively• Management Decision• Personal Accountability
  8. 8. Successful Delegation• Makes work easier• Improves efficiency• Increases employee effectiveness• Develops employees• Ensures that the right person does the right job
  9. 9. Impact of DelegationGood delegation Bad delegation• Saves your time • morale buster for• Develops your people the team• Grooms a successor• Motivates employees • May lead to bad• Allows you to take up blood within the bigger assignments team• Improves productivity • Frustration• Improves communication• Improves trust • Confusion• Improves outcomes • Failure in completion of work
  10. 10. Delegation Process Determine what to delegate Access skills required Define the task Supply authority and support Check progress Provide feedback and reward success
  11. 11. While Delegating,remember the 5 RIGHTS’ of Delegation• Right task• Right circumstances• Right person• Right direction and communication• Right supervision and evaluation
  12. 12. Refute the common delegation errors• Under Delegation• Over Delegation• Improper Delegation
  13. 13. Under delegation- Control Freak• Lack of trust/ Confidence• Desire to complete the whole work• Fear of losing importance• Limitation of time• Lack of clarity
  14. 14. Over delegation- Desk Cleaner• Don’t want any kind of load• Quality work ISN’T their priority• Freaks around• Over-confident• Poor management of time• Feels insecure in their ability to perform a task
  15. 15. Improper delegation• Wrong time• Wrong person• Wrong reason• Wrong task
  16. 16. Why subordinates don’t accept delegation• Perpetual dependence on superiors• Lack of confidence• Lack of positive incentive
  17. 17. Types of Delegation• Downward delegation• Upward delegation• Sidewise delegation
  18. 18. Dual characteristic of Delegation• As a result of delegation the subordinate receives authority from the superior but at the same time the superior retains all original authority• Therefore authority and responsibility can be delegated by a manager, they can never be abdicated.
  19. 19. The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them when they do it. - Theodore Roosevelt
  20. 20. Delegation Vs. DecentralizationEffective delegation of authority is a pre-requisite for the success of decentralization
  21. 21. Delegation Vs. Decentralization Decentralization can be called as extension of delegation. Whendelegation of authority is done to thefullest possible extent, it gives use to decentralization.
  22. 22. THANK YOU