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GCSE, AS, A Level
AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB

Delegation involves the assignment to others of the authority for particular functions, tasks, and decisions.

The main advantages and disadvantages of delegation can be summarised as follows:



Reduces management stress and workload

Allows senior management to focus on key tasks

Subordinates are empowered and motivated

Better decisions or use of resources (potentially)

Good method of on-the-job training

Cannot / should not delegate responsibility

Depends on quality / experience of subordinates

Harder in a smaller firm

May increase workload and stress of subordinates

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