Thank you for printing our article. Explore Lifehack for similar articles to help you improve your life.


Stop Micromanaging!

Stop Micromanaging!

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

  • Resist delegating;
  • Immerse themselves in overseeing the projects of others;
  • Start by correcting tiny details instead of looking at the big picture;
  • Take back delegated work before it is finished if they find a mistake in it; and
  • Discourage others from making decisions without consulting them.

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]

© 2005 - 2018 Lifehack · All Rights Reserved.