Today’s Word: delegate

August 10, 2017    =========

☆  delegate  委託する


If you delegate duties, responsibilities, or power to someone, you give them those duties, those responsibilities, that power, so that they can act on your behalf. Delegating to others most commonly happens at work: you can delegate work to someone else so that you have more time to do the work that only you can do.

Of course, you can also delegate tasks and responsibilities at home, too. My “birthday present” to my son on his 7th birthday was a washing basket and a camping washing line! The idea was that I would delegating his washing to him – of course, I would teach him and help him, but he was now in charge of doing it. (The camping washing line was short enough for him to reach it.) Sometimes he forgets, but generally he is pretty good at doing his own washing! I’m glad I delegated that task to him.

Have you got a success story of a task or responsibility you have delegated?