Delegation (Can be linked to both Leadership and Organisation)
Is the assigning of tasks among the subordinates by the superior and this is to improve efficiency e.g. the owner of a factory hires a production manager to oversee factory operations? The manager keeps responsibility
There will be a span of control which is the ideal number of subordinates under the instruction of a superior.
Benefits of delegation
It improves efficiency
The tasks are completed faster and more efficiently as the work is being shared among the group
It encourages intrapreneurship
The assigning of tasks encourages employees to be innovative within the business and more customer driven
Good morale and motivation
Employees feel closer to the action in the firm and are trusted to work on their own and this results in greater productivity
Easier to manage
Managers can prioritise tasks that need their attention, thereby having more time for the completion of these tasks and for managing i.e. planning etc.
IT IS WISE TO USE AUTHORITY,RESPONSIBILITY AND POWER IN THE DEFINITION OF DELEGATION