Delegating

SES 465 – LAB #5A

 

 

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Skill-Builder 5.2: Delegating

 

Objective

To develop your ability to delegate

Preparation

Review the chapter material on delegating, and then familiarize yourself with the following scenarios.

 

Scenario 1

Camp counselor Grace: You are the head camp counselor at your college’s training camp for left-handed, right-footed male and female cheerleaders. You have your hands full with these all-star wannabes, and you can’t do everything.

Think of some tasks you can delegate to Mandy that will help these kids develop a cool, new style that works with their inherent lack of grace.

Camp counselor Mandy: You’re new this year, and you’ve been stuck with the few good dancers in camp (who don’t need any help) -but you really want to show that you can make something out of the wrong shoes (so to speak) .

 

Scenario 2

Sally: You manage Golfers Go for It, a retail store that sells to the local golf set and is trying to move into the tennis market. Your favorite task is scheduling your sales clerks. You go to great lengths to accommodate everyone’s requirements so you’re “one happy crew,” but it’s taking more and more of your time. Your bosses have suggested that you delegate this task (you can’t imagine why) to your assistant manager, Hector.

Hector has never done any scheduling, but he appears willing and ready to take on the one task you really pride yourself on. Also, you’ve been reading this very useful book on sport management and are thinking that maybe its chapter 5, “Organizing and Delegating Work, ” has some pointers about delegating that you could use-especially the discussion on managers’ fear of being shown up.

Now you’re thinking it’s very possible you’ve been hiding behind the ‘Tm too busy” excuse to avoid developing some new sales initiatives that might really make the new tennis section a go. With these issues in mind, use the planning sheet on page 150 to plan how you will delegate staff scheduling to Hector.

 

Hector: You see this as an opportunity to streamline the system, but you also don’t want to rock the boat.

 

 

Scenario 3

Seema: You and your two roommates, who are all-star athletes, are looking for two more roommates. Your name is on the rental lease, and you ‘ve handled this pesky task in the past, but you’re really swamped this quarter with the Little League softball team you’ve been coaching in your free time.

None of you can cook, but you all like to eat and are getting tired of takeout. Maybe the new roommates could teach you some things about cooking, or maybe they’ll take over the cooking if you wash the dishes.

Your rental house, the Castle, is the coolest and cheapest one near campus, so you expect a lot of calls.

Plan how you will delegate this task to your roommates.

· Sara, the basketball star, is pretty shy, but

· Kate, the soccer forward, tends to procrastinate. You need two new renters in 2 weeks, or the three of you will have to make up the difference in the rent.

Sara: You know you’ve got to get over this shy business sometime, or you’ll never make a good coach.

Kate: You see yourself as a successful international event planner but don’t know how to get in gear.

 

 

 

 

In-Class Application

 

Break into groups of three or four. Take turns being the delegator and the “delegatee” with each scenario.

 

Those of you not doing the role-play will observe the delegating process and provide an independent critique that might improve results.

 

Wrap-Up

Take a few minutes and write your answers to the following questions:

 

What did I learn from this experience?

What I learned from this experience is that shadowing has many ups and down because the person that is shadowing is learning about the task but is really not participating. A week may be too long for shadowing. Delegating tasks to someone else gives them the opportunity to prove themselves but it easier said then done. You might delegate someone to do a task that they are not a particular fan of. You have to find a way to make it fair for both the delegator and delegate. Sometimes you have be tough on them because they might not find reasoning on why you are assigning them a task.

 

 

 

How will I use this knowledge?

I will use this knowledge to know whenever the time comes that I need to delegate responsibility to someone. It is important that I explain to the delegatee why I am choosing her or him so they understand why they are given a new responsibility or position. At the end of the day is for the benefit of the company. It is important to tell them that you trust them to be able to get the task done because they have proven themselves or because it is something that really needs to be done.

 

 

 

 

As a class, discuss student responses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SES 465 – LAB #5

Complete the self-assessment 5.1 on Management Traits.

Then submit your results for a participation and LAB grade. (located on page 148 in your textbook)

 

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What are your 2 highest priorities?

· My top two priorities are family and professionalism. I agree with this 100%. This is how I was born and raised to be.

 

Are you making the maximum efforts in these areas to achieve the level of success you want?

· I believe I am making a lot of effort in these areas, family and professionalism, to achieve the level of success I want but I believe I can do more.

 

 

 

 

What can you do to change? (at least 2 sentences for full credit!)

I realized that I do not give priority to the areas of social and community. It does not mean that I do not enjoy being with other it is just the fact that I know that majority of people are temporary. My close groups of friends consist of only one, my sister. My parents and her are the only one I can trust to the fullest. I do have to put more effort on being more involve in the community. I do volunteer here and there in the animal shelter but it is because I love dogs. I do not feel the same way about humans. I think I will be more involve in the community if I can combine it with something soccer related.

 

 

Turn in on Canvas for full credit.

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