Advantages of Delegation 

Advantages to the nurse

  • More time available to complete more tasks
  • Inspires teamwork

Advantages to the delegate
  • The delegate learns new skills and tasks
  • The delegate builds confidence and self-esteem by building trust and support
  • Motivation and job satisfaction improves
Advantages to the manager
  • Effective use of resources and time
Advantages to the organization
  • Teamwork improves and absences decrease
  • Productivity and quality care improve
  • Promotes job satisfaction

Disadvantages of Delegation

  • Miscommunication of the task
  • Overwhelming a delegate 
  • Lack of knowledge or skills 
  • Nurse may miss something if the delegate does not communicate results
  • Mistakes and accountability