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MERLOT II


    

Peer Review


Delegation

 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.25 stars
Content Quality: 3 stars
Effectiveness: 3 stars
Ease of Use: 3.5 stars
Reviewed: Jun 27, 2012 by Business Editorial Board
Overview: This site covers in detail the general principals of effective delegation. This short online guide provides delegation tips and techniques for those who have responsibilities or those seeking new skills in this area. This guide includes the following tools for delegation: -- The SMART and SMARTER acronyms -- Delegation and review form -- Goal planning tips and template -- Activity management template -- Tannenbaum and Schmidt Continuum model -- Tuckman 'Forming, Storming, Norming Performing' model -- The steps of successful delegation -- The levels of delegation freedom
Learning Goals: The learner will develop a general understanding of delegation. This application oriented exercise gives the user an opportunity to practice delegation in a work environment.
Target Student Population: Undergraduate business students in the first two years of study. The material may be more effective in an organizational environment rather than the classroom.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: An introductory business course
Type of Material: Online training material (website).
Recommended Uses: The material could be used to supplement materials for an introductory management course. The most effective use would be with adult learners with some business experience.
Technical Requirements: Any internet ready browser.

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 3 stars
Strengths: The material offers a constructivist approach to learning and applying this valuable skill. It is well organized and provides solid principals.
Concerns: Spelling and grammar errors abound in this essay. The material presumes its reader has basic communications skills to successfully delegate. It is rather short and should be used only as a supplement.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 3 stars
Strengths: The article offers an overview of delegation and its application at the operational level. Students have the ability to learn a lot in a short amount of time as this guide can be used for assignments.
Concerns: The content makes assumptions that may not prove valid to a student audience. The material contains basic grammar and spelling errors that need editing attention.

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 3.5 stars
Strengths: The material offers easy accessibility to download and its brevity minimizes printing.
Concerns: Spelling and grammar errors limit its effectiveness.

Comments from Author: Please note that the author has responded that the "unusual spellings" are attributed to his being from the U.K., so he uses U.K. English.