Delegation is great, if it’s done right. Giving up your control, philosophy and initial concept, however, is not. In order for delegation to work, the people being delegated to must have the same understanding of the situation and the same goals, or it just won’t work.
I hear so much frustration from business owners who manage underlings. And the reason for that frustration is often miscommunication about such things as details and direction. It’s a common error.
The concept behind delegation is fairly simple. You hand over a task to someone else. But, if you want delegated tasks carried out properly, you must connect with the other person to make sure she sees things from your perspective. Delegation can be as simple as dictating, but in today’s world of collaboration and empowerment, successful delegation may take a little more time.