A good monitoring system consists of a light rein and a tight hand. You can always exercise more control if you feel it is necessary, but you should do so with tact and sensitivity. This is especially the case if your delegate is inexperienced.
Give inexperienced delegates special attention when monitoring tasks.
In German-speaking countries, delegates traditionally stay under tight control at all times. Japanese delegates often have autonomy, but are expected to discuss all matters with their managers. In the UK and US the culture of delegation is encouraged but, in practice, controls can be rigid.
The level of experience of your delegate will help you to decide whether ...