As an administrative professional, you likely have many occasions to delegate assignments to others—perhaps to people on your team or those in other areas of the organization. At times, you may even delegate to people who are technically “above” you on the org chart. While it can be uncomfortable at first, delegation is an unavoidable part of the job. Whether or not you have formal “authority” over others, you are expected to use your influence to appropriately allocate work within the team when needed.
The following tips will help you delegate in a way that is comfortable for everyone involved.