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1. Define delegation and describe some of the advantages and disadvantages of delegation. 2. Realizing that a manager can potentially accomplish more through delegation, why do some managers choose not to delegate?3. Discuss some of your experiences with either delegating work or having work delegated to you.has to be at least 250 words!! Optional Information:Level: First Year College Student Subject: principles of managementAlready Tried:a bad case of writer's block
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Delegation is to assign jobs and responsibilities to another.The advantages of delegation includes increasing efficiency because good delegation of responsibilities assign jobs according to peopel's strengths hence increasing level of productivity. Delegation also allows jobs to be better distributed so that employees do not find themselves in a situation with no much or too little jobs as compared to others, not only will this increase productivity, this will also help to motivate employees as they will feel appreciated by the company and have a sense of belonging. On the other hand, delegation can also bring about disadvantages. Delegation means that employees have no choice but to do work which are delegated to them, in the event that a manager does not understand the strengths of individuals in the workplace, he may delegate an assignment to a person who does not have the capabilities to fulfill it, hence decreasing the efficiency of the company. This will also result in a sense of despair among employees when they fail to complete the tasks delegated to them which will affect the morale in the workplace. Even though managers can potentially accomplish more through delegation of work, some managers choose not to delegate because of the fear of delegating the job to the wrong person and bearing the accountability for it. Also, some managers may feel that it would be more efficient for them to complete the jobs themselves rather than delegating them to other employees who may lack the experience or skills to handle the task. In a workplace, what motivates people will be power and wage, hence managers choose not to delegate jobs because they do not like the idea of sharing power and may be afraid that someone may take over their positions. Furthermore, not all jobs are suitable to be delegated. For example, it is inappropriate for a manager to delegate the task of firing someone to another employee.Delegation takes place around us all the time. For example, in my family, my mother will delegate household chores to members of the family. Since everyone in the family is either working or studying, delegating household chores means that we can maintain the house in the most efficient way where everyone chips in a little bit of their time to keep the house clean.Edited by Joanne on 2/11/2009 at 12:37 AM ESTIf you found my answer helpful, please click on the ACCEPT button.

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