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Delegation

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For other uses, see Delegation (disambiguation).

Delegation is handing a task over to a subordinate.

It is the assignment of authority and responsibility to another person to carry out specific activities. It allows a subordinate to make decisions, i.e. it is a shift of decision-making authority from one organizational level to another lower one.

Delegation, if properly done, is not abdication.

Ultimate responsibility CANNOT be delegated.

Factors affecting delegation

Making delegation effective

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