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Is delegation a good strategy in project management?

I was wondering if it's a good strategy for the project manager to delegate his tasks to his resources. Will it diminish his authority? Will the resources appreciate this? Will the project manager later regret his decision to delegate?
asked 8 years ago by anonymous

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This is my experience (and lessons learned) when it comes to delegation:

- It's generally a good thing and your resources tend to appreciate it
- You can't grow into a bigger position if you don't delegate
- You can pay a hefty price if you delegate to the wrong person
- Delegation does not mean forgetting about the delegated task completely, you have to follow up with the person you delegate the task to
- While keeping in mind the above point, don't micromanage
- You have to give clear instructions to the person you're delegating the task to or else the delegated task will not get done
answered 8 years ago by humblepm (17,390 points)

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