What Is Micromanagement And Why Do You Need To Know About It?
Before deciding how to manage a micromanager, you need to understand what micromanagement is, and why your manager might be displaying these tendencies. It may not be for the reasons you think.
Micromanagement is the practice of managing the minute details of every task assigned. It's the ultimate watching over your shoulder management technique, and it can be very distracting, plus it can seriously undermine your confidence. However, managers operate at the micro level for different reasons, some of which will have nothing to do with you, so it's worth gaining an insight as why this might be happening.
Some micromanagers behave this way because it is part of their personality, they need to have control over everything they do, and everything that is done in their name. Others manage in this way due to fear. They fear that if they don't keep things under tight control something terrible will happen. Some will act this way on purpose, in order to either take the credit or place the blame, depending on whether you did exactly what they asked you to. There are also those who feel they need to manage staff this closely because they have been let down in the past.
However, whatever the reason behind their management style, what you want to know is how to deal with them. To help you with that here are 10 survvial tips for working with a micromanager.