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You are currently planning the quality aspects of your project. Before you can do this you must create the quality framework (policies, procedures, guidelines,etc) to use. Which of the following best describes the organisation you are working in?
A. The organisation follows Deming’s quality philosophy of delegating responsibility to the project teams.
B. The quality requirements of the organisation’s different projects are variable.
C. The organisation most likely implements an inspection over prevention paradigm.
D. The organisation may have poor quality processes.
Tip of the week: Distinguish delegation from dumping
Dumping focuses on you and abuses your people! Delegation focuses on outcomes and empowers your team!! Effective delegation is more than just ‘getting stuff off your plate’ so that you can do bigger and greater things. If done properly, it is an excellent management tool for succession planning, skills development and staff motivation.
Getting rid of unpleasant tasks should never be the primary reason for delegation. Proper delegation provides the persons or teams who will do the work with opportunities to try something different, and perhaps even stretch their limits. If there is no challenge, growth and/or motivation that can be gained from the delegated task, chances are it is closer to dumping than to delegating.
For more on how to delegate effectively see: http://www.mosaicprojects.com.au/WhitePapers/WP1091_Delegation.pdf