The IDEAL Delegation Framework Part 2

The IDEAL Delegation Framework Part 2

Learn how properly describing a task sets your delegee—and you—up for success, as well as how to address questions even before they’re asked.


In The IDEAL Delegation Framework (Part 1), we introduced a delegation framework involving five steps:

  • I - Introduce the task.
  • D – Define the scope of the assignment, and clearly explain what you want done.
  • E - Ensure understanding.
  • A - Allocate authority, information, and resources.
  • L - Let go.

In this lesson, we’ll examine the second step: defining and explaining.

Defining the scope means clearly describing the task, and setting out both what you want your delegee to do and what the...