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The 5 Levels of Delegation

The 5 Levels of Delegation

  • Level 1. You want the person to do exactly what you’ve asked them to do—no more, no less.
  • Level 2. You want the person to examine or research a topic and report back to you.
  • Level 3. You’re giving the person more room to participate in the problem-solving process but you are still reserving the final decision for yourself.
  • Level 4. You want the person to evaluate the options, make a decision on their own, execute the decision, and then give you an update after the fact.
  • Level 5. You hand the entire project or task over to someone else and exit the decision altogether.


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