Delegation in Management: Definition & Explanation


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Which of the following business organizations is the LEAST likely to use the principle of delegation?

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1. What is the technical name for chain of command?

2. Which of the following two concepts help with effective delegation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Delegation within a workplace can be an effective tool, and this quiz/worksheet duo will help test your understanding of the tool and its related vocabulary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • The best approach to delegation
  • Another name for chain of command
  • Reason why delegation is important to know
  • Situation where delegation can't be used
  • Two concepts of effective delegation

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow student to test the following skills :

*Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related delegation lesson

*Making connections - use your understanding of the concepts of hierarchy and delegation of tasks

*Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as division of labor and scalar chain

*Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about important delegation statements

Additional Learning

To learn more about effective delegation, review the corresponding lesson on Delegation in Management. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define delegation and scalar chain/chain of command
  • Understand the importance of the scalar principle
  • Explain the creation of the scalar chain and use of division of labor
  • Explore the importance of leadership quality