Delegation - REF

Delegation (noun):Meaning:

  1. The act of entrusting or assigning tasks, responsibilities, or authority to a group of individuals or representatives for the purpose of achieving a specific goal or objective.
  2. A group of people chosen to represent or act on behalf of a larger organization, entity, or government body.

Examples:

  1. The manager decided to empower her team by practicing effective delegation of tasks, allowing each member to contribute their skills.
  2. The international conference was attended by a diverse delegation of diplomats, each representing their respective countries.
  3. The company's success can be attributed to the CEO's skillful delegation of responsibilities to the right employees.

Synonyms:Assignment, allocation, appointment, empowerment, commission.

Antonyms:Retainment, individual responsibility, personal management, micromanagement.

Collocations:

  1. Lead a delegation: The president led a delegation of business leaders to discuss trade relations with foreign counterparts.
  2. International delegation: An international delegation of experts was invited to provide insights on global environmental issues.
  3. Delegation of authority: The manager emphasized the importance of clear communication when transferring delegation of authority.

Idioms:

  1. Pass the baton: After years of leadership, it was time to pass the baton and entrust the team to a new manager.
  2. Put the ball in someone's court: The decision was made to put the ball in the CEO's court, allowing them to take charge of the project.

Expressions:

  1. Hand over the reins: The retiring founder decided it was time to hand over the reins of the company to a new generation of leaders.

Phrases:

  1. Delegation of tasks: The effective delegation of tasks helped the team accomplish their project efficiently.

Word Family:

  • Delegate (verb): She decided to delegate the project to her team.
  • Delegated (adjective): The delegated responsibilities were well-managed.
  • Delegating (present participle): He was busy delegating tasks to different team members.

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