Management and Supervision Answers
How do I?
How do I delegate?
delegate responsibility or the discipline of those who report to you.
All else you can delegate. The
decision to delegate is based on the following considerations:
your time as the supervisor.
Leave the routine tasks to your staff.
Delegation allows you to focus your time and effort on the
activities that you are best suited for as a supervisor.
Delegation is a tool for the training
and development of your staff.
Delegated assignments may build their skills, provide staff
with the “big picture” in terms of how the organization works
and the inter-relationships.
delegate to is based on:
important is this assignment? Is it critical to
operations? Will success or failure impact your reputation and
potential for advancement? The assignment may be an
opportunity for staff development.
your staff has the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to
complete the assignment?
important is reliability, integrity and determination? One
subordinate may have the knowledge, skills and abilities, but for a
confidential assignment, integrity is essential.
available? Supervisors prioritize constantly. You may
have other more important and higher priority assignments that will
impact who you delegate to. Maintaining a strong team focus
provides you with the option to delegate certain assignments to a
team of employees as opposed to individuals.
delegate review the assignment with your employee and be specific as to
what is the desired end result, the deadline and any specific directions
on accomplishing the desired end result.