Micromanaging | Being the manager Part 1

If you hear micromanager and feel “guilty as charged”, consider the following:

  • Give your team context of the risks that you see and any past history.  Help them understand why you are diligent.

  • When you observe consistent gaps, seek training for the team.

  • Provide examples of items that you believe are well done and adhere to standards and guidelines.

  • Evaluate the strengths of your team and ensure you are playing to everyone’s strengths.  In addition, help the team understand each other’s strengths so they can better leverage each other.

Avoid last minute deliverables, which can stress team members and lead them to do work that is less than their best.