Steps in Delegation
The following step may be taken for effective delegation.
1. Allocation of duties: The Delegator communicates his subordinate regarding the task to be performed. The resources should be provided and the time limit should be informed. The superior can ask the subordinate to prepare his own plan for performing the task.
2. Delegation of Authority: To perform the task authority is required. Authority is the right granted to the employee to perform the task. For eg: Sales manager is responsible for advertisement, sales promotion etc. for that he must be delegated with the authority to do the necessary activities.
3. Assignment of Responsibilities: When authority is delegated he must be assigned with responsibility. That is when one is given rights one must also be assigned a corresponding obligation to perform. Responsibility cannot be delegated. A manager should operate responsibility equal to the delegated authority.
5. Creation of Accountability: To complete the delegation process the manager must create accountability, that is subordinates must be answerable for the duties which they have carried out.