CHAPTER 14 Task Formulation and Assignment



What Are Tasks?

We have put forward concepts and a framework for understanding work, leadership, authority and systems. An essential part of leadership work and achieving success in general is the proper assignment of tasks.

Like many other concepts, assigning tasks may appear deceptively simple, but we have seen and experienced a significant amount of wasted time and effort because of poor task assignment. When one person is not clear and another has misunderstood, the result is waste, inappropriate blame, poor performance review and the creation of mythologies that place the behaviour of leaders at the negative ends of the values continua – dishonest, untrustworthy, no respect for dignity, ...

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