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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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So, how does a supervisor who errs on the side of micromanaging let go of being a "control freak"?
Instead the NCUA's topdown micromanaging has itself become unmanageable.
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.
As of late, with these rising expectations and stricter federal governance mandates, I am hearing increased grumblings from CEOs saying that their boards are so intent on holding everything in check that they are now micromanaging the CEOs.
We are drowning in legislation" - The Bishop of Durham, Dr Tom Wright, on the 'microscopic, micromanaging rules and regulations' involved in child protection procedures.
There is no intent to (establish), and nothing in this act in any way suggests that there should be, any United States role in micromanaging internal Pakistani affairs, including the promotion of Pakistani military officers or the internal operations of the Pakistani military.
DEPUTY OFFICE DIRECTOR VERN SLEEKER WILL HAVE A SUDDEN FEELING THAT HE SHOULD STOP MICROMANAGING AND SECOND GUESSING HIS COLLEAGUES.
are not perceptive enough to determine the effects of micromanaging and c.
Don't get into micromanaging how Pakistan works because we know how to do it better than you," the Daily Times Quoted Musharraf, as saying.
Michael Gove, the shadow children's secretary, said Labour's "meddling and micromanaging of exams" had "dumbed down" the system.
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges also wants the Board of Trustees to stabilize management, be sensitive to the college's diverse student body and refrain from micromanaging President Raul Rodriguez.