Delegating transforms you from a manager into a leader. That's because when you delegate,  develop your people—and you generate enormous value for your organization.

Delegation, put most simply, involves the assignment of a specific task or project by one person to another, and the assignee's commitment to complete the task or project. It is one of the most important skills demonstrated by successful managers and one often neglected or overlooked by "overworked" managers. Effective delegators spend time planning work assignments and organizing resources to achieve business goals in the most productive way possible.

When you delegate, you not only transfer responsibility to another person, but also accountability for maintaining established standards.

Effective delegation can deliver short- and long-term benefits for you, your team, and your organization.

Delegating - Who benefits?