Someone asked me the other day about my views on micro-management.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, micro-management is not healthy for business in the long term. Among many problems, Micro-Managers:
Stifle creativity and productivity.
Drain energy and cause workplace stress.
Are inconsistent and cause confusion.
Set others up to fail – usually on purpose.
Miss opportunities by not developing others.
Destroy employee engagement and loyalty.
My leadership tip this week is … do not be, or become, a Micro-Manager … it’s the wrong way to lead and can be a career killer.
Here are five suggestions to help you wipe-out micro-managing:
1, Get focused on the big picture.
2. Listen to what your team has got to say.
3. Find ways to develop your people.
4. Learn to trust.
5. Learn to delegate.
There is more you can do to wipe-out micro-management. Get some help, because nothing good ever comes from micro-management.