You’re Micromanaging Without Even Knowing it

January 11, 2017

Micromanagers are notorious for failing to understand why micromanagement is an issue.

The mindset is that managers are supposed to manage—ipso facto. That’s why they’re in charge in the first place. By that logic, why should it matter if they peek over employees’ shoulders every now and then to double-check work, or dictate every action down to a tee? It’s their reputation and their store that’s on the line.

The problem, bluntly, is that micromanagement turns managers into puppet masters and employees into their marionettes.