Delegation

I use diverse tools and methods, that I have acquired mostly by practicing or learning by doing, during my Assessing, Consulting, Training, Facilitating, Coaching, Mentoring and Advising assignments.

I have been speaking live on LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube, a randomly picked tool or method from my toolbox for the week at 20:30 Indian Standard Time for 10-15 minutes. Last week the topic was Sourcing Strategy. This week I will be speaking on Delegation and today in my blog, I will briefly explain the Delegation.

Introduction (Monday @ 20:30 IST on LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube): Delegation is the most important skill for any leader. I am explaining the 7 levels of delegation, as I have experience and acquired over the years.

  • Level 1: Delegate just doing (what/how) and reporting.
  • Level 2: 1+Delegate checking and reporting before doing (what/how).
  • Level 3: 2+Delegate collecting all facts, information, and proposing what/how to do.
  • Level 4: 3+Delegate identifying the stakeholders, their needs, and expectations, defining steps, and proposing what/how to do.
  • Level 5: 4+Delegate planning the tasks, choosing the methods, and proposing what/how to do.
  • Level 6: 5+Delegate making recommendations and proposing decisions.
  • Level 7: 6+Delegate decision making and realizing the desired outcome.

Application (Tuesday @ 20:30 IST on LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube): Delegation can be applied in all areas. While delegating the capture of the current reality is possible and is quite often done, I believe that this must be done by the leader himself/herself for correctly identifying what must and can be delegated.

Cons / Negatives (Wednesday @ 20:30 IST on LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube): Even though the delegation has cons and negatives, in my experience, these can also be termed as positive from the perspective of development. However, when it comes to realizing an outcome, these surely are cons and negatives.

Pros / Positives (Thursday @ 20:30 IST on LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube): Delegation is the key to each one of us producing as much time as needed in a 24-hour day. Of course, to achieve this state, one needs to develop others to come up to speed. A leader who is good at delegation is normally a good motivator too.

LIVE DIALOGUE WITH DINAKAR (Friday @ 20:30 IST on LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube): Dialogues and debates are excellent for developing clarity of thought and further learning. I invite you to participate in a live dialogue with me and share your experiences on delegation. I will basically function as a facilitator for a discussion. You may please use this link on Friday @ 20:30 IST to join: https://dinakarmurthy.com/live.

Looking forward to meeting you during my live sessions this week,

Happy reading!

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