Delegation

Delegates responsibility and authority as appropriate.

Key Behaviors:

  • Divides overall work into components and determines what can be delegated
  • Delegates responsibilities and ensures that group tasks are completed
  • Clearly defines and communicates objectives and tasks
  • Communicates context, purpose, and long-term benefits to empower others to take greater responsibility
  • Communicates expectations regarding outcomes or deliverables, timelines, and quality of work
  • Delegates responsibility and authority to others based on their ability and potential
  • Expresses appreciation to others for taking on tasks
  • Gives others freedom to have control of assigned tasks and duties
  • Provides others with opportunities that challenge them and develop their capabilities

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.