Delegation becomes important for leaders, managers and founders of organizations or divisions of an organization the moment an organization or division grows beyond one person. Effective delegation allows the organization and each person in the organization to get more done smoothly and correctly. Poorly executed delegation will only be partially successful with frustrations, confusions and backtracking for people in the organization.
 The Basic Rules of Delegation
Effective delegation to another person in the organization includes the person:
- knowing what you want, including outcomes and results
- having the authority to achieve the assigned responsibilities
- having the skills and knowledge to do the assigned responsibilities.
The Art of Delegation article, by Gerard M Blair covers the basics of delegation as well as many common situations that a manager may encounter
The author of this article is Terry Gardiner.
Terry Gardiner is the founder and President of Silver Lining Seafoods and NorQuest Seafoods - a medium size Alaska seafood processing companies; and currently Board member of the Anvil Corporation, an employee owned company specializing in oil and gas engineering.
His co-operative experiences include member director of the Commercial Fishermen Co-operative association; creation of legislation for the Alaska Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank; and advisor to the US Dept of Health and Social Services for the state Health CO-OPs.
Terry served ten years as a member of the Alaska House of Representatives -several legislative committee chairmanships, Speaker of the House, Chairman of the Alaska Criminal Code Commission and board member on various state and federal boards and commissions.
Terry authored the leadership book, "Six-Word Lessons to Build Effective Leaders: 100 Lessons to Equip Your People to Create Winning Organizations".
== Effective Delegation is Critical to Organizational Growth ==