Delegation is not easy. Managers often fear a loss of control when considering to allow teams to self-organize, and creative networkers sometimes don’t know how to self-organize. A delegation board enables management to clarify delegation and to foster empowerment for both management and workers.
That’s how we kick off this chapter of Jurgen Appelo’s “#Workout: Games, Tools and Practices to Engage People, Improve Work, and Delight Clients.” It’s no secret that better communication leads to employee empowerment and team collaboration.
By distributing control and delegating decision making in an organization, we empower both workers and managers, enabling resilience and agility. This makes delegation truly an investment and an achievement. But how? In this chapter we teach you:
- Difference between responsible and accountable
- Defining boundaries
- Balancing authority
- The Seven Levels of Delegation
- How to implement a Delegation Board
- How to self-organize
“Empowerment is a reflexive relationship between two equal partners.”
Woohoo! #Workshop is finally available to the world via Amazon. To celebrate everyone’s better access to better management, we are letting everyone read the entire book online for free. Why not take the Delegation Board for a test drive? If you like it, buy it!