It’s hard watching someone make mistakes, especially if you already know how to avoid them.
Staying silent while they slip up (or even do things in ways you would not) is harder.
That doesn’t mean you have an excuse to micromanage them.
Micromanagement is the ultimate controlling management style. It’s demoralizing and counter-intuitive, as the desire for control to make sure everything goes to plan only creates more problems in the long-term.
That’s why in this Process Street article, we’ll be looking at:
- What is micromanagement?
- The pros and cons of micromanagement
- How to spot a micromanager
- How to offset micromanagement with OKRs
- Using process management to remove the need for micromanagement
Let’s get started.