We’re talking about the kind of manager that gives someone a task, a deadline, and then keeps ‘checking up’ to make sure things are moving along. This is micromanagement, and it’s not good.
Signs of micromanagement
What’s wrong with micromanaging?
Good managers empower their employees to do well by giving opportunities to excel; Bad managers disempower their employees by hoarding those opportunities. And a disempowered employee is an ineffective one – one who requires a lot of time and energy from his supervisor.
How To Stop?
Quit it, apologize [maybe?] and get to doing actual management, delegating work and letting employees do their jobs.
Avoiding Micromanagement – [MindTools]
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