Let’s Talk About the Types of Delegation in Business
“The transfer of authority is the most important thing because in its absence the subordinate is not be able to do what is expected of him by way of delegation. ”
To put in plain terms, delegation is the power given to some other person so that he can act on our behalf in all or certain matters of business. You give your work to your subordinate and direct him to complete it in the stipulated time.
The transfer of authority is the most important thing because in its absence the subordinate is not be able to do what is expected of him by way of delegation. If you delegate your responsibility and do not give power to your subordinate, the basic purpose of delegation gets automatically defeated.
Accountability is another factor that is to be taken care of. It is quite natural that authority flows downwards and accountability flows upwards. When authority is given to carry out general managerial functions like planning, organization, and directing, the subordinate managers execute these functions and take pleasure in the authority required to execute these responsibilities.
It is the chief executive that is really in charge and controls the subordinates as and when required. The specific delegation may relate to a particular function or an assigned task.
Specific delegation is also common in business, for example, the power that is delegated to the production manager falls under this category. Various departmental managers get specific authority to undertake the departmental duties from him.
An organization cannot function properly without formal delegation. Whenever a task is assigned to a person, required authority is also given to him. This type of delegation is part of the normal functioning of the organization.
Every person is automatically given authority as per his duty. Informal delegation on the other hand is a product of circumstances and not a routine affair. A person may undertake a particular task not because he has been assigned it but because it is necessary to do this work.
When a person is delegated an authority to accomplish a task, he may need the assistance of a number of persons. Time factor is also an important ingredient because the assistants always take a certain amount of time to co-operate with the person to whom powers have been delegated.
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