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Micromanagement refers to a type of management style that utilizes operational methods such as extremely close supervision or control of the minor details of an employee’s workload and output.
Micromanagement refers to a type of management style that utilizes operational methods such as extremely close supervision or control of the minor details of an employee’s workload and output. It is a negative term which generally symbolizes bad management system.
Reasons for micromanagement
- Personal: when the relationship between the manager and the subordinate lacks trust and respect.
- Institutional: when managers are downward pressure to achieve results.
Disadvantages of micromanagement
- worker disengagement
- deteriorating of the manager-subordinate relationship
- worker apathy
- reduced productivity
- attrition of talent
- Resist delegating work
- Focus on the details instead of the big picture
- Discourage others from making decisions
- Ignore colleague's experience and knowledge
- Focus on the wrong priorities
- Create a de-motivated team
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