Delegation Paper MGT 330

Essay by tholtmotaUniversity, Bachelor'sA+, May 2005

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Delegation is the process of organizing responsibility to those that can complete the given task. Tasks need to be assigned at the lowest level of the school employees that are capable of accomplishing them. The purpose of this report is to illustrate how managers in the school system delegate as part of their management responsibilities. I will discuss how delegation could be used more effectively with the 4 functions of management within our schools. I will also discuss the skills that are necessary for effective delegation. From the school board down to the student and parents need to have proper delegation skills to increase communication with all that are involved in the school.


I work for the public school system as a paraprofessional in the English as a Second Language department. I am responsible for helping children that are non-English speaking and do not have the comprehension of our English language. We are a kindergarten through sixth grade school. Delegation is a big part of our school due to the levels of responsibility there are to ensure a well informed and safe environment with consistency for all.

Skills for Effective Delegation

Identify the Task. For delegation to be effective there are several factors. The first is to identify what tasks need to be completed. Not all tasks can be completed at once. Confidential tasks remain the responsibility of upper management to maintain confidentiality. If the task is unfamiliar to a certain employee it is best not to assign the task to someone that does not understand it. Delegating a task to a single employee will help to eliminate confusion and it helps the person to learn from the experience and to be accountable for the task.

Choose the Right Employee. When choosing the right employee it needs to...

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