Signs that You’re a Micromanager

Signs that You’re a Micromanager by Muriel Maignan Wilkins, Harvard Business Review: If you’ve been accused of micromanaging, or if you’ve noticed that you don’t trust your team, or if you have a deep-rooted fear of failure, you might be micromanaging. This article includes not just the signs, but some practical advice for how you can knock it off.

Preview:

If you’re like most micromanagers, you probably don’t even know that you’re doing it. Yet the signs are clear:

  • You’re never quite satisfied with deliverables.
  • You often feel frustrated because you would’ve gone about the task differently.
  • You laser in on the details and take great pride and /or pain in making corrections.
  • You constantly want to know where all your team members are and what they’re working on.
  • You ask for frequent updates on where things stand.
  • You prefer to be cc’d on emails.

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