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Chapter 24. Delegation Skills Overview > How Well Do I Delegate?

How Well Do I Delegate?

Learn how well you delegate. This scale will help identify your strengths and determine where improvement would help. Circle the number that best describes you. The higher the number, the more the statement describes you. When you have finished, total the numbers circled in the space provided.

1. Each of my employees knows what I expect of her or him. 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
2. I involve employees in goal setting, problem solving and productivity improvement. 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
3. My personal emphasis is on planning, organizing, motivating and controlling, rather than on doing tasks others could do. 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
4. When assigning work, I select the assignee thoughtfully. 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
5. When a problem occurs on a project I have delegated, I give the employee a reasonable chance to work it out for him or herself. 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
6. When I delegate work to employees, I brief them fully on the details with which I am familiar. 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
7. I see delegation as one way to help employees develop their skills, and I assign work accordingly. 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
8. I support and help employees in emergencies, but I do not permit them to leave work. 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
9. When I assign work, I stress results, not how to accomplish them. 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
10. When I delegate a project, I make sure everyone concerned knows who is in charge. 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
11. When delegating work, I balance authority with need and experience. 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
12. I hold my employees responsible for results. 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
TOTAL ____________



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