Business Studies

Six Mark Question:
What is meant by 'Delegation'? Explain any four points which highlight the importance of delegation in an organisation. 


SOLUTION
Delegation of authority is a process in which the authority and powers are divided and shared amongst the subordinates. When the work of a manager gets beyond his capacity, there should be some system of sharing the work. This is how delegation of authority becomes an important tool in organization function.

Importance of Delegation:
1. Effective management:In the delegation process managers pass routine work to the subordinates. So they are free to concentrate on other important matters. The main job of managers is to get the work done effectively and by delegating the authorities and responsibilities managers can get the work done effectively and efficiently from the subordinates.
2. Employees’ Development:As a result of delegation employees get more opportunities to utilize their talents. It allows them to develop those skills which help them to perform complex task. Delegation help in making better future managers by giving them chance to use their skills, gain experience of work related to higher job position.
3. Motivation of employees:In the delegation when the manager is sharing his responsibilities and authority with the subordinates it motivates the subordinates as they develop the feeling of belonging and trust which is shown to them by their superiors. Some employees can be motivated by such kind of non-financial incentives.
4. Facilitates organisational growth:In the process of delegation when the managers are passing their responsibility and authority to the subordinates they keep in mind the qualification and capability of all the subordinates. This leads to division of work and specialization which is very important for organisational growth.
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