Examples Of Delegation In Decision Making
7. Delegations: Constantly test the waters.
It is not always easy to define ex ante what is delegated to a person. Some companies prefer to use the principle of subsidiary rather than the principle of delegation: the principle of subsidiary stipulates that you can do everything except the following list, whereas in the principle of delegation you stipulate, "you cannot do anything except…"
Whichever is used, there will always be some doubt whether you have or do not have the delegation. You have two options: either you play it safe by always asking your boss's opinion. This can lead to paralysis, bottlenecks and your own demise, as your boss will think you are unable to take responsibility.
Or you assume too much, take decisions and learn after the fact that it was not yours to decide. In between, there is the 'test the waters' strategy especially for things or areas, domains or steps that are unprecedented.
8. Promises: Do not promise what you cannot deliver, and avoid surprises, trust is at …show more content…
He does not entrust or delegate. He likes to do all the important jobs himself, allotting work piecemeal to others. He is considerate, kind and understanding. He can handle the failures in a realistic manner and generally takes the blame for disasters. He is efficient and quick. He is liberal with his praise and extremely genial by nature. You are lucky, if you have an indulgent boss. The only problem is that you may not make swift progress in your career because you do not get enough chances to prove your worth. The policy to follow is to wait and watch. Handled tactfully, the indulgent boss can be made to bend his rule and pass on some responsibilities. Count your blessings and work towards establishing the faith required for him to delegate. Make yourself