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Micromanaging is something we only accuse other people of.
I will admit to micromanaging occasionally and suggest that sometimes it is called for (and should not have a stigma attached). Some people are not good at breaking down end goals into the individual tasks needed to achieve them. Some people work better when their progress is being regularly checked. You hope to groom them into people who only need occasional feedback to stay on course and who will come to you if they have an issue or blocker. But in the meantime if you need to get something done, it may be necessary to “micromanage” as a way of teaching how to do it.
That said, it’s a judgment call when to use it as a tool, and lots of folks resort to it as a first option.
Micro-managing is real, and sure, lots of accusers. But no one wants to admit they’re a managerial douchbag and rightly so. People who micro-manage are typically self-involved and are afraid of the potential of those around around them. It usually comes out an insecurity for the quality of their own work.
No, I distinctly recall accusing other people of requiring it. Or using the euphemism “requires a highly structured work environment.”
I call it making sure it’s done correctly and to my standards.
Micromanaging isn’t the only place where this is the case – in general we don’t see ourselves as being guilty of the many sins others are. We are always able to rationalize our own actions.
I am thorough, you are picky, he/she is a micromanager.
Ridiculous. They act like their terrible pizza is a new revelation. Just a marketing ploy…
Wrong thread but ironic being here, as in maybe the CEO was not managing enough.
well, actually i believe in micro managing. all those business books, which tell us to “think big” are not actually written by rich people.
This applies to all undesirable behaviours or traits.
Hypocrisy / mediocrity / bitterness / impatience / ... is something we only accuse other people of.
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