When you are a brand-new employee a well-trained micro-manager can save you a lot of pain and suffering in business. However, if you are experienced and know what you are doing, your work life can suffer so much. We work on defining when micro-managing is needed and when it is not.
Is managing always needed? Yes, but some managers just go overboard with it.
Micro-managing is a learned skill and comes down to a lot of communication skills at its basic level. Micro-managers have their place in the workforce, and everyone should understand the positives that come out of them because they are usually tarnished as bad.
There is always a fine line when managing people and managers need to understand when they can let people do their own thing, and this is where it can get messy. It works the same way with leadership. There is always a fine line in business and how you communicate with staff. The keyword here is communication.
This is what most people think about when they hear about micro-managers. Our history tells us that a lot of managers are put in positions of seniority without the proper training and as a result try and keep a handle on everything. This is where they fail and again it is communication.
Fortunately, there are ways to work with micro-managers and coming up with better plans. The word again is communication!
Micro-managers have and will be a part of the business for many, many years to come. There is a right way and wrong way to approach these types of managers if they are negatively impacting your job function. It starts with a conversation with your Human Resources Department and moves on from there.
Management can take on varying levels and can impact staff positively and negatively. Future to Now Consulting can help, please reach out to us and our team of business consultants would be happy to help.