Delegation - Every superior delegates the authority to subordinates for getting a work done. I often wonder, why the process of delegation is never adopted in Indian families. Is it the reason that the large joint families broke into smaller nuclear portions? Delegation takes place when one person gives another the right to perform work on his behalf and his name and the second person accepts the duty or obligation to do what is needed of him. In several Indian families, culture has it; that the head of the family, usually the oldest, should have supreme powers and very little delegation happens in the actual sense of the word.