Evaluate the benefits of delegation
Delegation carried out effectively can provide significant benefits to the organization, manager and delegate.
Delegation frees him to focus strategically on planning, organizing and being accountable rather than the tasks to meet these requirements. It also gives his role authority whilst giving respect to employees through the delegation of tasks. The manager can also manage their workload more efficiently and the workload of others more effectively thus avoiding the waste of time and money.
Delegation keeps a manager disciplined and organized so that planning for example is carried out consistently. This focuses the manager on is strategic outcomes such as Key Performance Indicators or other measures of performance required.
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Delegation gives the employee purpose and ownership over the task and teambuilding benefits too.
The employee has the opportunity to develop their potential by demonstrating their skills, conversely shortcomings and training needs for example can be picked up. The employee can feel valued and a sense that their achievements have been recognized. The employee may then wish to take on extra responsibilities. This situation might arise during the temporary absence of a colleague or manager where an employee is seconded for a period of time and the employee may take this opportunity to demonstrate their skills and experience.
The employee may feel that being delegated a task is an opportunity to test themselves and be motivated to do more. The employee being motivated to do more means increased productivity for the company at little or no cost.
Delegation also gives an employee an understanding of the bigger picture and a greater understanding of how important their role is. By understanding the bigger picture the employee may strive to make extra savings or increase productivity or take on extra responsibilities which is beneficial to the organization.
Effective delegation can provide an organization with efficiency through the effective use of time and resources resulting in a financial gain from getting things right first time and on time.
Delegation can help the organization identify issues such as resource needs early on to avoid problems later on. Obtaining resources later on can be subject to lengthy waits and increased costs.
Strengths that were previously unknown can be identified through delegation such as an employee producing the same product in a more cost effective way.
Effective delegation can strengthen morale and improve staff retention saving time and money. In turn, the reputation of the organization is enhanced and the employer brand can lead the organization to be an employer of choice. The organization for example may for educational partnerships and earn revenue for the organization in the process.