No other responsibility distinguishes a managerial role from others more than delegating tasks and projects. Delegation is the linchpin between staff, their managers, and results. When poorly executed, delegation negatively impacts productivity and leaves staff feeling frustrated and set up for failure. On the other hand, when done well, delegation taps in to the full capability of others, building confidence and enhancing relationships. With sound delegation practices in place, managers can focus their attention on value-added activities like removing performance barriers, planning, and continuous improvement.