Delegation: n. giving one’s authority and/or permission to one frequently lower in rank to do a subset(s) which is frequently a task(s) and/or plan(s)
Trying to do too much with too little time can be personally very stressful with sometimes bad results and delegation of authority is sometimes the answer.
Delegation means that part of your responsibilities or authority is given to an employee who is mentored in what to do and how to do it. It is similar to apprenticing an employee in a job which they may want to do at some point in the future.
Delegating takes some of the workload off of you and can create a feeling of mutual trust and accomplishment. It can lead to a more self-motivated happy and competent worker who may then be in a better position to take over your job if the need arises when you are promoted in your job.
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