Leadactivity – A structure for effective delegation



Delegation is a process that can help managers be better team leaders. Not only does it hold many benefits for the managers but it is also very beneficial to team members too. When delegation is done effectively, it can help managers utilise their teams more effectively, develop team members and establish a culture of trust in the team. In this session, which can be part of a larger course on delegation, participants will discuss a structure for delegating effectively.


  • 30-minutes


After going through this session, participants will be able to

  • Describe a three-part structure for effective delegation.


  • Yes


  • None


  • Participants should know what delegation is and why it is important.


  • Introduce the activity by sharing the learning objective with them. Display the slide titled – LEARNING OBJECTIVE.


  • After displaying the slide, tell them that:
    • In this session we are going to look at how having a structured delegation process can help us delegate more effectively.
    • Delegation can go wrong if it is not planned and implemented properly so having a good structure to follow can help us avoid problems down the line.
    • While we will look at a delegation structure, we are not going to discuss it in detail.
    • We will discuss the various parts of the structure and in a later session look at each part in more detail.
  • Display the slide titled – A THREE-PART STRUCTURE FOR DELEGATION.


  • The slide will be blank when you display it with just a title. Tell them that:
    • Let me introduce you to the three-part structure for delegation.
  • Click on the slide to display some information and tell them that:
    • The first part of the structure is ‘Before Delegation’ and here you answer the question – What will you do before you delegate to prepare for the actual delegation?
  • Click on the slide again to display more information and let them know that:
    • The second part of the structure is ‘During Delegation’. The question answered here is – What will you do to delegate? Or how will you delegate?
  • Click on the slide for a final time and tell them that:
    • The final part of the structure is ‘After Delegation’. The question to answer here is – What will you do after delegating?
    • So, this is the simple three-part structure that will help you think about the necessary actions you need to take in order to delegate effectively.
    • Next, let’s look at some of the actions we will need to take under each part of the structure.
    • For that, I’ve got a little sorting activity for you to do.
  • Direct them to the section in their workbooks titled – MATCH THE ACTION TO THE STAGE.
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