Why learn about delegation and empowerment?
Delegation is the assigning of tasks to someone else. Effective managers and leaders are at home delegating. It brings benefits to the organisation, the team member and to the manager themselves. When done well, delegation helps empower and incentivise people. It creates opportunities for learning, prevents bottle-necks and single point failures, and is used in succession planning initiatives. Most importantly it creates time for you – time to do more value added tasks or to achieve a better work-life balance.