Very often a manager delegates a task or assignment to the employee and just assumes the instructions were received and understood. Don’t make this mistake. At it’s core, effective delegation is a process of communication. Managers can delegate, intentionally or not, as if it’s a one way discussion. One of the ingredients of successful delegation is the confirmation that the delegated assignment has been received and understood. This confirmation is the feedback needed by the Manager to assure that the employee has grasped the assignment, understands it and is ready to act on it.