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micromanage

verb To exert an excess of control over subordinates’ activities.

micromanage

Administration A popular term for excess oversight of lower management by upper management
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It's even harder when you've gone from having a boss who is very friendly and supportive to a boss who micromanages everything.
There are two basic reasons why someone micromanages.
Since no one micromanages, I don't have to listen to people deny this reason.
I look back fondly on those bosses who didn't micromanage.
The exception here is the board who micromanages because the members sincerely believe that that's they way the should do their jobs.
Given that board members don't usually micromanage unless they doubt the CEO's competence, for them to be micromanaging in many areas at once is as sure a sign of their lack of confidence as one is likely to get.
NEW YORK -- In his first wide-ranging interview since he announced his retirement, Disney CEO Michael Eisner tells FORTUNE why he craves drama, still micromanages -- and won't stay on as chairman when he gives up his position as CEO.
She micromanages me and hovers over my desk to check I'm saying the right thing on the phone or doing things properly.
It's even harder when you've gone from a friendly and supportive boss to one who micromanages.