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Delegation: The Difference Between Owning and Doing

Often a manager must delegate in order to get the long list of tasks completed on a farm. From vaccinations to sorting cattle, the to-do list never seems to be lacking. Having employees take ownership and complete tasks is ultimately what managers seek in employees.

According to David Finkel, co-author of ‘Scale: Seven Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back,’ one of the most common misunderstandings when it comes to delegation is knowing the difference between asking someone to do a task versus asking someone to own a task.

“Having someone on your team do a task is usually a one-off activity,” he says.


January 20, 2023


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