Friday, February 8, 2013


Micromangement is a form of insecurity, a lack of trust or the need to manage up. As such, the micromanager, realizing it or maybe not, is making the job about themselves. One way to put micromanagement in check (at least to an extent) is hold fewer meetings, streamline reporting protocols, reduce redundancy and build better, more interpersonal relationships with team members. Building trust and confidence in team members is critical. Managing down allows the manager to better understand that individuals often have their own success formulas that will not interfere or delay the desired results or take away from achieving the manager's goals for the team. Micromanagement is a habit and like other less than desirable habits can be fixed.

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