Principles of Effective Delegation, delegation is about giving employees the accountability to make the right decisions, to change the process and to be the owner of the task or project. Effective delegation means: Identifying what tasks, activities or projects. Some patent claim requirements may describe a means step for performing a function, rather than describing the structure act that performs the function. 9, for example, lets say that a patent describes a table in which the legs are. In my example, the claim covers a table using glue to secure the legs to the tabletop, as described in the patent, and any equivalent structure to glue that performs the function of securing the legs to the tabletop. Where the structure act in the accused device and the structure act disclosed in the patent specification are not identical, the patent holder has the burden of proving that it is more probable than not that the relevant structure. This second type of claim requirement is called a means-plus-function requirement. It describes a means for performing the function of securing the legs to the tabletop, rather than requiring the glue. When a claim requirement is in means-plus-function form. Claims of the XXX patent include means-plus-function requirements. In instructing you about the meaning of a means-plus-function claim requirement, I will tell you, first, the function that is performed, and second, the structure act disclosed in the patent. Gen Ys are effective delegators if they leverage the trust they have built with their teams by openly sharing how increased responsibilities benefits employees, the team and the organization. However, as leaders, Gen Ys may avoid delegating tasks or responsibilities if they know the employee wont be thrilled with the added responsibility, since they often have strong personal relationships with employees. Their biggest challenge may be that many. Employees may be unclear as to what empowerment actually means in tangible terms. The act of empowering includes: Increasing employee accountabilities, supporting employees to make decisions, allowing employees to be self-directed. Effective delegation is the mechanism by which leaders.