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Which of the following statements is correct regarding delegation? You would then proceed to delegate authority within the team.



A. Delegation of tasks should be done only when necessary. Ultimate responsibility should be shared among the team members.
B. The person in charge let the team identify who will be responsible for specific areas of the plan.
C. Decisions should be centralized to the highest feasible level of the team.
D. The delegated authority must equal responsibility to ensure completion of the job.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

Delegated authority must equal responsibility to ensure completion of the job.-targeted competency: control structuring: should be able to delegate/assign: authority, roles & responsibility and tasks. exception principle: someone must be in charge. a person higher in the organization (team) handles exceptions to the usual. the most exceptional, rare, or unusual decisions end up at the top management level because no one lower in the organization (team) has the authority to handle them. decentralization: decisions are to be pushed to the lowest feasible level of the organization (team). the organizational structure goal is to have working managers rather than managed workers. parity principle: delegated authority must equal responsibility. with responsibility for a job must go the authority to accomplish the job. unity principle: ideally, no one in an organization reports to more than one supervisor. employees should not have to decide which of their supervisor to make unhappy because of the impossibility of following all instructions given to them. reference: james higgins, the management challenge, second edition, macmillan, 1994. the five functions of management, the foundation of management excel, bernard l. erven, department of agricultural economics, ohio state university extension; https://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~mgtexcel/organize.html
 

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