Effective Delegation & Accountability in Business

Effective Delegation & Accountability in Business

Effective delegation involves prioritizing activities and assigning appropriate tasks to others so that each person’s time is spent on the things they do best—but delegating responsibility to others can be challenging even for the very best managers. However, because delegation can also be a powerful tool in the pursuit of organizational success, it is crucial that managers develop this important leadership skill.

Delegation gives employees the opportunity to be involved in completing important assignments, while still allowing the manager to set the team’s direction, lead the performance of others, and maintain accountability for the work that is accomplished by the team. CMOE’s Delegation & Accountability workshop provides leaders with a set of core delegation skills that will enable them to overcome the challenges that often arise when delegating to others as well as establish accountability to ensure desired results.

Objectives & Outcomes

The Delegation & Accountability workshop helps participants

  • Determine what, how, and when to delegate, as well as to whom.
  • Learn how to effectively and efficiently communicate the parameters of a delegated assignment and follow up with team members to ensure that they remain accountable for completing the work.
  • Assign the appropriate level of authority and responsibility when delegating tasks and responsibilities to others.
  • Motivate and excite people about the assignments that have been delegated to them.
  • Delegate assignments and responsibilities to others without relinquishing ultimate responsibility for seeing that the work is accomplished.
  • Recognize some common delegation pitfalls and create plans to overcome them when they occur.
  • Ensure that team members are committed and accountable for accomplishing the assignments that have been delegated to them.

Our Approach

The Delegation and Accountability workshop incorporates many creative and engaging instructional-design elements that energize the learners and lay the groundwork for skill development that is relevant and applicable to their own unique work environments. Some of these elements include

  • A delegation self-inventory
  • A practical Model
  • Case-study examples
  • Tools, guides, and opportunities for self-reflection

Throughout the workshop, participants draw on their own experience and the experience of others as they learn more about the benefits of delegation and accountability, work on personalized action plans, receive constructive feedback, and learn how to successfully delegate to others within their team and organization and hold people accountable for their responsibilities.

“Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him and to let him know you trust him.”

~ Booker T. Washington

“The first rule of management is delegation. Don't try and do everything yourself because you can't.”

~ Anthea Turner

“If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn to delegate.”

~ John C. Maxwell

Delivery Options

The Delegation and Accountability workshop is typically delivered in a half-day or one-day format. The workshop can be taught by one of CMOE’s talented facilitators and held at a location of your choice, or we can provide Train-the-Trainer services for clients who prefer to deliver the program using their organization’s internal facilitators or training professionals. The Delegation & Accountability workshop material can also be built into an organization’s leadership-development curriculum or process.

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