NCERT Solutions for Class 12 Business Studies Chapter 5 Organising

Q. What is meant by ‘Delegation’? State any four points which highlight the importance of delegation in an organisation.

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Why delegation is considered essential for effective organising?

Ans. Delegation implies transfer of authority, from a superior to his subordinate. It is an essential concept of an effective organisation as it lowers the burden of the manager and thereby, facilitates the manager to focus on activities that command high priority. Also, the managers can extend their area of operations once he delegates the work to subordinates. In addition to this, it provides the subordinates with more opportunities for growth. It helps in efficient completion of tasks as the subordinates can now show their skills and exercise initiative. 

The following points highlight the importance of delegation in an effective organisation :

  • (i) Effective management: Delegation gives managers more time for strategic planning and policy making. It enables the manager to assign the routine tasks to his subordinates and concentrate on broad challenges and opportunities.