How to Stop Micromanaging your Team

How to Stop Micromanaging your Team (downloadable pdf) by Rebecca Knight, Harvard Business Review. Tips for the micromanager to change your own behavior.

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Principles to Remember

Do:

  • Ask yourself why you micromanage and reflect on your need for control
  • Refine your to do list by prioritizing the tasks and projects that matter most to you
  • Talk to your team about how you’d like to be kept apprised of their progress

Don’t:

  • Renege on your vote of confidence—tell your reports you trust them and let them do their jobs
  • Overact when things don’t go exactly as you’d like them to—take a breath and figure out a way to correct the situation if it’s truly necessary
  • Go too far—you don’t want to become a hands-off boss

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