• strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home2/harrissi/public_html/home/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home2/harrissi/public_html/home/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 744.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home2/harrissi/public_html/home/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home2/harrissi/public_html/home/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_boolean_operator::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home2/harrissi/public_html/home/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_boolean_operator.inc on line 159.

Delegation − Who’s Best for the Job?

Sometimes when managers are delegating a task or job, they just give it to whoever’s not busy or whoever happens otherwise to be available.  But it’s worth taking delegation a little more seriously than this.  

There’s really only one criterion that matters when you’re choosing a delegate:  who’s the best person for the job?  Who has the skills, the knowledge, and the professional relationships necessary to make the project work?  Things like seniority, whose turn it is, who’s handy, aren’t that relevant; even assigning it to someone in whose purview the task may seem to fall may not be the best idea, if for some reason that person is not well-suited to the task.

There are other factors to consider as well, when delegating.  Delegation can be used as a development opportunity:  is there someone whose professional development would benefit from spending some time on the matter at hand?  It can also be motivating:  giving a person a task that that person wouldn’t normally do and that may be above his/her normal level can give a person a feeling of responsibility and of opportunity, of being valued and of being noticed; all of which can be highly motivating.

If the job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well; and if it’s worth doing well, it’s worth going to the trouble of putting the right person on it. 

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