When Delegating Tasks, Be Exceptionally Clear
Ineffective delegation wastes time and hampers productivity
Delegation is supposed to leverage an executive’s precious time. However, ineffective delegation wastes time and resources, lowers morale and contributes to confusion.
This article showcases a practical example of how ineffective delegation wastes time and how leaders can use delegation to leverage time and speed up decision-making.
Delegation wastes time when the employee with the delegated task is unclear about his or her objective. The employee is tasked with doing research to find a vendor or consultant, but instead tries to find the fix instead of just doing research.
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