To Delegate means to entrust (a task or responsibility) to another person. We often understand the importance of a thing when we don’t have it anymore. For example, the air everywhere but how often we express gratitude towards the most important thing in our life, we barely notice ourselves breathing, yet it’s the most important phenomenon in planet earth.
Likewise, I have always been in an environment where the delegation was done with perfection. We never realized it at that moment and things never went wrong the way they would have been if delegation weren’t done properly. But we never got the opportunity to see those terrible consequences.
Lately, I have observed how much of havoc is created just because the work was not delegated the way it should have been. We are not superhuman, and when we try to be one and we injure people. The art of delegation must be the first thing a project manager should learn.
People and organizations don’t grow much without delegation.
Author “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”