Micromanaging someone – managing their every thought and move – denies them of the opportunity to learn from the experience themselves and become self-sufficient at the task.

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  • Micromanaging @ Wikipedia

    Excerpt: Rather than giving general instructions on smaller tasks and then devoting his time to supervising larger concerns, the micromanager monitors and assesses every step of a business process and avoids delegation of decisions. Micromanagers are usually irritated when a subordinate makes decisions without consulting them, even if the decisions are totally within the subordinate’s level of authority.

  • Avoiding Micromanagement @ Mind Tools

    Excerpt: Micromanagers prevent employees from making – and taking responsibility for – their own decisions. But it’s precisely the process of making decisions, and living with the consequences, that causes people to grow and improve.

Message supplied by: Rich @ Respect Yourself