Meaning – The term hand-off, refers to the event where an employee re-assigns his/her own assignment to a subordinate or an unsuspecting employee within the same organization.

Usually, if the workload on an employee is too much to handle, he/she often hands off some of the lesser crucial tasks onto other employees within the organization, and while this is a perfectly valid and legal practice, some people tend to misuse this by handing off absolutely all the work onto another employee, which is not always the right thing to do.

This can lead to unnecessary conflicts with peers, in the long run.

Example of usage“He was under a lot of stress due to the workload at the office, which is why he decided to hand off some of the more menial tasks onto his group mates.”