Deciding How to Assign & Delegate Tasks


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What is the definition of delegation?

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1. Caroline is considering whether to delegate a task to her direct report, Melissa. Which of the following factors would indicate that Caroline should NOT delegate this task to Melissa?

2. Jerry is the owner of CleanFoods and is presenting a new menu item at his restaurant today. A critic will be reviewing this item so the stakes are high. He will need to delegate certain tasks to his team and there is a new member, Dave, who is also starting work today. What advice would you give to Jerry?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These quiz and worksheet questions will test you on effectively delegating tasks, such as when and when not to delegate. You can take the quiz multiple times to confirm your knowledge of this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • The definition of 'delegation'
  • When you should not delegate a task
  • A delegation scenario that involves an inexperienced employee
  • What 'task-relevant maturity' means
  • One benefit of delegation

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define a main phrase, such as 'task-relevant maturity'
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about delegation being advantageous and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the meaning of delegation and when you should and should not delegate a task

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled Deciding How to Assign & Delegate Tasks. Here's a quick glance at topics in this lesson:

  • Examples of what to delegate
  • Different factors to consider when delegating tasks
  • How a project manager can drive project success