Delegation

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.

What was the best thing about this page?
What was the worst thing about this page?
Do not include personally identifiable information (PII). Please review our privacy policy.

Can we make this page better?

Let us know if you can't find the information you need, have a suggestion for improving this page, or found an error.

If your question requires an immediate response, please use the Contact Us form.

Do not include personally identifiable information (PII). Please review our privacy policy.