How to Delegate – 5 Levels of Delegation on the Jobsite

Delegation is a tricky thing in our business because the stakes are high. A dear superintendent I work with has a saying: It takes just one “Oh, crap!” to wipe away ten “Attaboys!”—meaning, one mistake can erase many days of a job well done. Because of this, it can be difficult for field leaders to give up their control. However, as projects grow, so do the number of responsibilities.