Decentralization versus Uncentralization

January 7, 2010 at 4:53 am | Posted in Out of my mind | Leave a comment

Every leader wants to develop people working with him by giving them more responsibility and supporting them while they learn the ropes. In the process, he passes on part of his authority for actions & decision. This is a process of decentralization.

There is another situation where people working with him should always have had the authority since they are accountable. For various reasons, the leader continued to hold on to the decision making authority. When he realizes it, he would pass on the authority where it always belonged. This is a process of uncentralization.

Though we normally tend to club both under decentralization, it is good to know the difference and act accordingly.

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