4 // Micromanaging
Lack of trust is the culprit here. You want to be involved in all the details of the workflow, which you call “hands-on” but your employees might define as micromanaging. Call it what you like, but is your approach a genuine desire to help or a sign that you don’t trust your employees? Or does it reveal your own insecurity? Honestly answer whether you think members of your team are capable of doing the work on their own and in an acceptable way. If so, then you might be getting in the way. Overcoming micromanagement is tough. Seek ways to let go by empowering others. When it doesn’t matter how someone goes about doing a task, then define the goal and let them achieve the result their way. By paring back your involvement, you give them opportunity to develop their own decision-making skills.
Jason B. Ayers is the founder and curriculum director for Wisdom 4 Life Coaching LLC. (816) 841.4770 //
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