In a recent article on Enzine Articles titled The 8 Myths of Delegation (by Scott Spjut), the myth of “I don’t delegate because my team can’t handle the task” was discussed. It was pointed out that the reason maybe that the manager just hasn’t delegated to them and the implication was a trust issue by the manager. Very often it goes farther than just trust.
A Manager of a team or unit of employees is expected to get things done through others. This is a core expectation for being a “manager of people” in the first place. A manager who completes the steps of an assignment themselves and does not delegate and mange the execution by utilizing his/her team is in reality no manager at all and should be relieved of the responsibility.