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When delegation is the wrong option


Whitney Johnson offers some reasons why you shouldn't delegate on her HBR.org blog.

Based on her own experiences, Johnson outlines three situations where you should avoid delegation.

1) When you're struggling to explain precisely what you want the person to do. If you hear your people saying they weren't really sure what you wanted then that's a potential sign you've delegated too early. Give full consideration to the task first so you can properly explain what you want.

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