7 Reasons Why Managers Don’t Like To Delegate

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You cannot do everything. You need to delegate responsibility to other capable people working for and with you. Great leaders know how to use delegation of responsibility to get things done in their organizations. Delegating tasks to other people working for and with you gives you time to think, reflect, and plan.

When you delegate responsibility to others, you have given them the opportunity to grow, to think, to reflect, to stretch, to make decisions, to take risks, to explore, and to be a part of something bigger than them. But when you fail to delegate responsibility to others, you have widen the distance between you and your employees.

Whether you are a manager or not, delegate responsibility to others working or living with you. Don’t abandon them with the project, always check up on them to see how they are doing. Don’t assume they are doing well, go and see it yourself.

“When you delegate responsibility to others, you have given them the opportunity to grow, to think, to reflect, to stretch, to make decisions, to take risks, to explore, and to be a part of something bigger than them.”

Here are seven reasons why managers don’t like to delegate responsibility to others:

  1. They think their people are not qualified to do the job
  2. They can do it
  3. They don’t want to look stupid in front of their boss
  4. They want to protect themselves
  5. They want to show their boss that they are ready for the next level
  6. They are insecure
  7. Their people can do it, but they don’t want to

Delegating responsibility to others allows you to focus on more important things in the organization or in your department.

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