Managers Role in Business
01 May, 2015
In Coulter & Robbins, 2012 there are five different requirements that need to be completed when a manager wants to empower another employee and they are, “Clarify the assignment, specify the range of discretion, allow the employee to participate, inform others that delegation has occurred, establish feedback channels”. The learning skills example at the end of chapter 10 of Management talks about an employee that has been assigned a task by his manager however, he is currently busy with another project so he requests that he be allowed to delegate this task to another guy in his department whom he feels is capable of completing the assigned task.
Learning team A reviewed the scenario and decided that we would have Ricky go back to his desk and collect all the information he has concerning the department's new procedures manual. We will ensure that Bill has organized his thoughts and the information so he can give Bill concise and correct information and expectations. It is very important that Bill completely understands the assignment so that he can properly convey to Ricky what needs to be accomplished. Once Bill has a thorough understanding of the task, he will need to make an appointment with Bill to discuss the assignment and all of the requirements. Ricky will then give Bill the opportunity to give his view of the assignment, ask questions and evaluate if he can complete the task. After this Ricky should allow Bill a couple of days to come up with a plan and have him come back to pitch his ideas to him. When Bill comes back, Ricky needs to listen carefully and provide feedback as needed. If everything looks good with the plan, let Bill take the helm and run with it.
Once the delegation has been completed and both Ricky and Bill have a thorough understanding of the assigned task, Ricky needs to gather his team and announce that the project has been delegated to Bill...