A Jet Set Test Of Delegation

9 Questions | Total Attempts: 37

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This quiz is to assess your knowledge and skills in the land of delegation. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Delegation is: 
    • A. 

      Specific assignments the boss throws at employees because he or she simply does not want to do them.

    • B. 

      The assignment of responsibility for specific outcomes or achievements to a specific individual or organization unit.

    • C. 

      The assignment of authority to one or more parties.

  • 2. 
    Delegating responsibility is most effective: 
    • A. 

      Through clear communication (and the 5 W'S).

    • B. 

      Through different channels.

    • C. 

      Over the phone.

  • 3. 
    What are the 5 W's of delegation? 
    • A. 

      Who, What, When, Where, Why.

    • B. 

      When, Where, Who, Why, How.

    • C. 

      What, Why, When, Where, What.

  • 4. 
    The first "What" of the delegation process: 
    • A. 

      Is what the task is.

    • B. 

      Is what your resources are.

    • C. 

      Is what you want for lunch.

  • 5. 
    Tina is the owner of a local bookstore. Tina wants someone to go over this month's quarterly inventory, so that they may gain experience dealing with finances along with helping her workload. Tina picks an employee of hers named Bill. Tina addresses Bill as follows: Tina: "Bill, I need you to go over this month's quarterly inventory for me. I know you're the man for the job because you're studying finance and I trust your knowledge. This needs to be done by this Friday, but please try to get as much as you can done today. I have prepared a step-by-step checklist that will help you, and Megan, the assistant manager is here if you have any questions." Which W did Tina Forget? 
    • A. 

      She did not include what task is to be done.

    • B. 

      She did not include where Bill's task fits into the big picture.

    • C. 

      She did not include when the task needs to be completed.

  • 6. 
    Delegation helps improve: 
    • A. 

      Both an effective and empowering work environment.

    • B. 

      An effective work environment.

    • C. 

      An empowering work environment.

  • 7. 
    Delegation is not: 
    • A. 

      Used to balance workloads.

    • B. 

      Craved by employees.

    • C. 

      Pushing off unfavorable tasks to your employees.

  • 8. 
    The 3 steps to delegation are (in order): 
    • A. 

      Preparing yourself with all the information necessary, clearly communicating to employee, discussing with employee.

    • B. 

      Communicating with employee, discussing with employee, checking back with employee.

    • C. 

      Preparing yourself with all the information necessary, choosing an employee, communicating with employee.

  • 9. 
    The key to effective delegation is: 
    • A. 

      Choosing your employee at random.

    • B. 

      Clearly communicating.

    • C. 

      Defining your task.

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