We’ve all experienced the dreaded dirty delegation.
We are given a task, but then the supervisor micro-manages our every move, never really releasing us to do the job. We end up watching them do it and walk away feeling unsatisfied.
Why didn’t they just do it themselves?
We feel a lack of trust.
No one wants to be on the receiving end of delegation with strings attached. Unfortunately, we may have been on the giving end of it as well.
Gracious, trusting leadership is not the corporate norm. Even in churches or the non-profit world, it is common for the charismatic leader to have everything flow through them.
Turnover can be high because people feel like minions doing the king’s bidding rather than a trusted, integral part of the team.