Delegation of Power

Delegation of Power  Delegation of power (DOP) is also known as ‘Delegation of Authority’ (DOA). It is one of the vital processes for any organization. It is inevitable along with the expansion and growth of the organization. Delegation means assigning of certain responsibilities along with the necessary authority by the management of the organization to the employees. Delegation does not mean surrender of authority by the management. It only means transfer of certain responsibilities to the employees and giving them the required authority, which is necessary for the discharge of the responsibility properly. DOP is defined in many ways. Some of the definitions are given below. “Delegation means assigning work to the others and giving them authority to do so” “Delegation takes place when one person gives another the right to perform work on his behalf and in his name and the second person accepts a corresponding duty or obligation to do that is required of him. “Delegation is the dynamics of management, it is the process a manager follows in dividing the work assigned to him so that he performs that part which only he, because of his unique organizational placement, can perform effectively, and so that he can get others to help him with what remains. “Delegation is the assignment of responsibility or authority to another person (normally from a manager to a subordinate) to carry out specific activities. It is one of the core concepts of management leadership.” “Delegation of authority can be defined as subdivision and sub-allocation of powers to the subordinates in order to achieve effective results.”  Characteristics of delegation of power The following are the characteristics of DOP. It involves transfer not surrendering of authority. It is a process of sharing work, granting authority and creating accountability. Delegation takes...