Delegation One of the most effective tools a company officer may use.
Delegation • Transfer of authority to another of the responsibility and authority to complete a task • 4 Actions to accomplish work • Keep and do it yourself • Delegate the task (no decision making) • Delegate the authority (decision making) • Refer to someone else IFCF - Delegation
Delegation as a Management Principle • What management principle(s) does delegation tie to? • Span of Control • Division of Labor • Chain of Command • Time Management IFCF - Delegation
Barriers to Effective Delegation • Idea that FF had too much work • Takes too long to train or explain • FF unwilling to accept responsibility • “I can do the task better or quicker myself” • Officer does not want the blame if FF fails • Officer is unsure of management support IFCF - Delegation
Keys to Effective Delegation • Match work to be done with the persons who want and can do it • Supportive controls • Allow ff to help develop the controls that will monitor the task. This will allow for better understanding • Insure necessary resources are present • Clear direction of goals and objectives IFCF - Delegation