Micromanaging is not doing yourself or your team any favors
Like all management activities, delegation must be done in a thoughtful, ethical and forward-thinking manner.
Have you ever complained about having to parent another adult? Maybe you are trying too hard to fix them.
In the age of the “human capital” economy, we are experiencing incredible shifts in the way people work.
The slogan of the micromanager may well be “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” However, “Micromanagement stifles initiative and kills motivation,” according to a very successful manager, World War II General George S. Patton. Despite this, many of us have worked for micromanagers and some of us (this author included) have even been micromanagers. Why do people micromanage? How can micromanagers change their ways?
How to run an efficient and creative lab without micromanaging
There are managers who have learned to use psychological techniques to confuse, contort, and control members of their staff. You may never encounter one of these characters, if you are lucky. However, if you do run into such an unpleasant character, here are some tips on how to survive.