Which of your responsibilities could be handled by someone else in your organization? How much of the work you do could be delegated to someone else? Of all the management skills that can have an impact on your effectiveness, delegation is one of the most important. The effective delegator enables achievement of greater results in others. When you delegate projects, you give others authority, responsibility, and accountability.
When you fail to delegate, however, two key problems arise:
1. You handle work that others could do more efficiently and at a lower cost to the organization.
2. You are not investing your time and resources in projects that only you are best prepared to do.
In effect, you waste valuable resources of ...