The ability to delegate is a key factor in effective time management. There are 10 core steps in the delegation process and these are outlined in fig 4.2. The starting point is to clearly define the task(s) and identify a suitable individual(s) who have the capacity and capability to carry out the task. The reasons for the delegation and the required results should be clearly communicated. Deadlines should be set and agreed at the outset. Also, ensure the individual(s) has access to the required resources, support, and advice. When the task has been completed, it is crucial to provide feedback, and if appropriate, give recognition to the individual(s) concerned. Some of the benefits of delegating are time-saving, empowerment, motivation and improved working relationships