How do you motivate yourself and your team?
How good are you at delegating?
What is empowerment? Do you believe in it?

You really cannot do it all, and there is no need to. It is impractical for the “supervisor” to handle all of the work of the department directly. In order to meet the organization's goals, focus on objectives, and ensure that all work is accomplished, supervisors must delegate authority.

Authority is the legitimate power of a “supervisor” to direct subordinates to take action within the scope of the supervisor's position. By extension, this power, or a part thereof, is delegated and used in the name of a “supervisor”. Delegation is the downward transfer of formal authority from superior to subordinate. The employee is empowered to act for the “supervisor”, while the “supervisor” remains accountable for the outcome. Delegation of authority is a person-to-person relationship requiring trust, commitment, and contracting between the “supervisor” and the employee.

It can be difficult to delegate for a number of reasons both personal and professional but it is a skill that all those who are responsible for managing blocks of work must acquire in order to;

  • build individual confidence and increase motivation
  • share the power and responsibility
  • provide growth experiences and to model the value of skill development.
  • create a sense of importance and belonging for the employee.
  • encourage independence, initiative, and creative problem solving.

Objectives: At the completion of this session, delegates will be able to:

  • Determine elements of an empowering work environment.
  • Identify steps for successful delegation.
  • Recognize the importance of work climate and trust when delegating tasks.
  • Recognize manager characteristics that increase the success of delegation.


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