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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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My request focused on copies of materials submitted to the media and about heavy-handed micromanaging.
Others do not need as much hand-holding but nonetheless, micromanaging assures you that a job is getting done the way that you want it done.
Micromanaging also leads to high turnover and poor work from staff, since they know the micromanager will always make a change to every project anyway.
Moore's critics within the organization believe the unusual micromanaging of incoming mail contributed to several losses by Club-endorsed candidates in the last election cycle.
Kolderie imagines a future free of bureaucratic red tape, micromanaging outsiders, and indiscriminate demands.
Last year, the Board of Trustees was accused of micromanaging Auburn and allowing a core group of trustees to wield large influence over the board and the president.
From hiring the right person, and proper training, to supervising without micromanaging, establishing business protocol, how to conduct a weekly meeting with one's secretary, the responsibilites a boss has toward the secretary spelled out, and much more, How To Work With A Secretary lives up to its title with exacting precision.
After serving as CEO of several national nonprofit organizations across the years, I discovered that controlling the micromanaging urge as a first-time AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) board member wasn't easy.
Unfortunately, the other and more common reason for micromanaging is that the boss doesn't really trust the subordinate.
An advance copy of the report said superintendents' efforts at education reform are frequently stymied by micromanaging school boards and inflexible teachers' unions.
The composers know that micromanaging the performer is unnecessary when-the effect of the music is communicated so clearly through the notes themselves.
Work in the nonprofit management field long enough and you are certain to have some kind of contact with a micromanaging board of directors.