The definition of delegation… Does it need tweaking?
When you delegate work to the member of the team, your job is to clearly frame success and describe the objectives.
Delegation of work can be as simple as scrubbing the feature list or as complex as asking someone to take on a group-wide stretch assignment.
No matter what the scale of delegation, getting out of the way after delegation is key. When the results are in, keep in mind not the results free of context but look at the results in the context of how you delegated the work. If you see mistakes or missteps, ask yourself if you were clear or your delegation caused the problems.
Editing the work that ignores the context will tend to alienate folks as they keep thinking “would have been nice if you told me that up front”. Leading is actively taking responsibility for the lack of clarity and triaging the real marginal gain from tweaks at this later stage.
Suggestion: Delegate challenges and define success, but don’t delegate the intermediate steps or detailed output, making it clear where creativity is expected.