Effective Delegation and Its Impact on Employee Performance

International Journal of Economics and Business Administration Vol. 6, No. 3, 2020, pp. 78-87

10 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2020

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John Ugoani

Rhema Univeristy, Nigeria.

Date Written: August 4, 2020

Abstract

Giving employees’ responsibility provides the window for job autonomy and encourages better performance. A major first step in effective delegation is effective leadership which is also fundamental to overall organizational performance. Delegation is necessary for employee performance because it is only when an employee has responsibility that he becomes accountable or answerable for performance. Effective delegation as driven by effective leadership becomes a collaborative, coordinated and comprehensive managerial technique for empowering, motivating and evaluating employees’ over performance. It reduces unnecessary, power-distance and provides employees’ self-confidence to seek feedback from managers for improved task performance. 90 respondents participated in the study conducted through the exploratory research design; and the result showed positive correlation between effective delegation and employee performance. Because of basic limitations further study should examine the relationship between planning and delegation to explore better ways of managing for performance in the face of globalization. It was suggested that evaluation process should form an integral part of effective delegation to enhance psychological empowerment, feedback and reduce power-distance.

Keywords: Psychological Empowerment, Power-distance, Feedback, Performance Management, Self-confidence, Self-efficacy, Effective Leadership, Decision-making

JEL Classification: M10, M12

Suggested Citation

Ugoani, John, Effective Delegation and Its Impact on Employee Performance (August 4, 2020). International Journal of Economics and Business Administration Vol. 6, No. 3, 2020, pp. 78-87, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3666808

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