Signs You Are Micromanaging

Who wants to be under a microscope at work? Why have you done this, why did you say that? What did you mean when you did this? It is stressful. Micromanagement, often known as micromanaging, is a management style in which the manager closely supervises their subordinates and team members. Micromanagers stress over the tiniest things and seem incapable of delegating – they must constantly handle everything themselves. If you want a job doing, do it yourself. But when you are doing it yourself, you are not doing all the other things that you should be doing. Micromanagement is all about having too much control and is often linked with a lack of flexibility and creativity in the job.

To wisely spot and ‘cure’ this toxic leadership cycle, read this article to walk you through this matter.

Sign 1. No concept of delegating labour – micromanagers are constantly convinced that they know what they’re doing, thus job completion becomes a “my way or the highway” procedure. This lack of delegation significantly narrows the lens through which initiatives are seen and evaluated. Because every choice must be reliant on the micromanager, this inability to delegate stops others from making critical judgments.

Sign 2. Lack of trust – When there is a lack of trust, there is a tendency to control or ‘micromanage.’ The desire for control and trust have an adverse connection.  Employees who are trusted are more likely to be engaged. People who know they are trusted are driven to win that trust again. They are assured. They react with devotion and hard effort to the gift of trust. Fear results from a severe lack of trust, particularly in positions of leadership.

Sign 3. Nobody you began with is still around- Do you have another resignation letter in your mailbox? Hmmm…it may be you and your micromanaging habits. Sadly, when your staff is always changing and embracing new possibilities, it increases your micromanagement. Since you’ll have to educate a fresh batch of people on the “proper way” to do things, which means you’ll be back in the details while they learn the ins and outs. This will only serve to aggravate the situation rather than resolve it.

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