Planning a Delegation Guide

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Planning A Delegation Guide Purpose One of the most foundational elements of effective management is delegation, combined with the four foundational elements of planning, organizing, leading and control. Empirical studies indicate that delegation is the single most effective means of galvanizing the four functions of management together into a foundation of leadership (Vickers 1985). Delegation is also one of the most effective means of infusing a high level of accountability, transparency and trust throughout an entire organizational culture (Sengul, Gimeno, Dial, 2012). Trust and transparency are accelerators of organizational accomplishment, attainment and make the orchestration of complex processes and systems possible. All of these strategic benefits accrue from a solid foundation of delegation, unifying the four functions of management. In defining a delegation guide, the nature of delegation itself needs to be defined. The context and role of delegation in organization is to define the roles, responsibility and serve to guide the dominant cultural and leadership styles of the business (Willis, 2007). Delegation varies significantly by management and leadership style throughout an organization however. Having a guide to delegation however serves to define the span of control, cultural, system and process-based constraints, and the situational aspects of how the four functions of management are used in a given company (Cunningham, 1979). From the highly autocratic
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