“Please micromanage me!”… said NO employee, EVER!
Yet, 60-80% of employees (depending on the study) say that they’ve been micromanaged at least once in their professional lives.
The point is that there are a lot of “micromanagers” getting up this morning, making themselves a cup of coffee, and starting their workday. Yet, the vast majority of them don’t realize that they are being perceived and described by others as micromanagers.
Yes, while you might honestly think that you must be hands-on with some (or all) employees, that they need your help, that your solutions are most often the best and it’s your responsibility to share them, or that you’re genuinely just a servant and caring leader trying to help your team as much as often as you can, your team may actually think you’re micromanaging them.
I’m not trying to paint a gloom and doom scenario here but I want to make sure that you are aware of this blindspot so many managers are affected by.
In this episode, you’ll learn the symptoms of micromanagers and tips to stop doing it, but you’ll also discover the root causes of micromanaging. And that last part is what so often gets overlooked but is critical for you to understand if you’re trying to change behavior.
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