GLS Delegation of Authority Manual™

Create a comprehensive, authoritative and efficient delegation of authority manual

The Problem

There is no single, approved, centralised, accurate, up-to-date and authoritative guide setting out the escalation pathway, approval limits and signing authorities in your business.

Related Problems:

  • a business operating without delegated authority is not a compliant business
  • a business operating without authority puts itself and those in it at risk
  • there is personal liability attaching to directors and officers acting without proper authority
  • your suppliers and customers want to know your business is authorised to do business
  • without a delegation of authority manual, you cannot easily confirm authority to act
  • most commercial arrangements include promises that your business is acting with authority
  • there is civil and criminal liability that attaches to acting without proper delegated authority
  • you risk invalidating commercial agreements if there was no authority to act / execute

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get an authoritative “single source of the truth” for delegated authorities in your organisation?

The GLS Solution

GLS Delegation of Authority Manual™ will help you to identify, map and record a compliant delegation of authority framework for your business to conduct its business operations in a manner consistent with that delegated by the shareholders / board.

Using proprietary GLS methodology and templates, GLS will provide a facilitated and moderated consultation to enable you to identify the relevant and appropriate approval limits, escalation pathways and associated signing authority / authorities. 

This solution will deliver you a plain English, ‘single source of the truth’, accurate, centralised, up-to-date and authoritative manual for your business.

This offers your shareholders, board of directors and key business stakeholders a simple and clear tool that enables compliant business operations.

Demonstrating and enabling an authorised business to operate within its approved authority limits has never been easier.

Problem Solved.

Solution Deliverables

Delegations of Authority Manual:GLS' standard delegations of authority manual made available to you “as is” for your further customisation
Consultation:Using proprietary GLS methodology and templates, GLS will conduct a facilitated and moderated consultation (max 3hrs.) to enable you to identify the relevant and appropriate approval limits, escalation pathways and associated signing authority / authorities
Recommendations:We will offer guidance (benchmarked from similar industries and based upon best practice) to help you moderate with your internal stakeholder(s) appropriate / optimized delegations, in order to enable your business to operate efficiently yet compliant with required shareholder / board limits and approvals

GLS RPLV Legal Operations Score

This solution’s GLS RPLV impact score:

Resource Status: Specialist Repeater Formative
Ease of Implementation: Complex Average Easy
Value Demonstration/Visibility: Low Medium High
Productivity Leverage Profile: Low Medium High
IHL Line Optimisation: Single Multiple All Lines

IHL Critical Function Optimisation Targets

This solution enhances performance across the following critical in-house functions:

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GLS has identified 15 critical in-house processes/functions that are present in every world-class legal department. To learn what these functions are, their composition and how they interrelate to deliver efficient legal team performance outcomes - visit here.

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