Delegates responsibility and authority as appropriate.

Key Behaviors
  • 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.
  • Delegates responsibilities and ensures that group tasks are completed.
  • Divides overall work into components and determines what can be delegated.

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