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Delegation is handing a task over to a subordinate.
It is the assignment of authority and responsibility to another person to carry out specific activities. It allows a subordinate to make decisions, i.e. it is a shift of decision-making authority from one organizational level to another lower one.
Delegation, if properly done, is not abdication.
Ultimate responsibility CANNOT be delegated.
Factors affecting delegation
- size of organization
- importance of the duty or decision
- task complexity
- organizational culture
- qualities of subordinates
Making delegation effective
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