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micromanage

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

Administration A popular term for excess oversight of lower management by upper management
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The party also has a chief whose micromanagement of the organisation has turned it into a formidable election-winning outfit.
'The job of the committee is to make policies rather than doing micromanagement.
By OTIENO OTIENOIt was difficult to see Mike Sonko's and Polycarp Igathe's abusive relationship at City Hall ending so soon.Granted, media reports had thrown up enough hints of an unfolding falling-out sparked by perceived micromanagement by State House to which Governor Sonko reacted in a rather strange way.
Merriam Webster defines micromanagement as an act of managing "with excessive control or attention to details." And if it sounds like hell, it could be: Studies state most people with micromanagers quit their job within the first two years.
Members of the Freedom Caucus opposed the measure during the regular session because they argued it was an expensive mandate for and micromanagement of local schools, and Giddings at one point delivered an impassioned speech denouncing her colleagues after they successfully stymied her bill on the House floor.
In November, the North Carolina Community College System released an audit which noted fiscal mismanagement, long-term vacancies in leadership positions, college president micromanagement, and that the trustees' executive committee has too much power.
He explains why so many sales organizations are failing to deliver the desired results and outlines problems such as leadership diverting managers from their primary job, problematic compensation plans, micromanagement by sales experts, a lack of coaching and mentoring, and amateurish salespeople.
The unhappy Sony executives report that Rothman has made their lives untenable with his micromanagement and obstreperous manner, which they say has also alienated talent agents, producers, directors, and actors, the sources said.
Talk about micromanagement: Gut microbes may control a cockroach's social life.
But now the ISIS regime is sickening; with an obsessive micromanagement of the way everyone lives and prays - down to how men must style their beards - with brutal punishment for anyone stepping out of line.
The Cuban people hope to finally approach the end of what seems a near-eternal era of suffering from an embargo imposed on them from the outside, and totalitarian micromanagement from the inside.
The consistent account that emerges is one of MPs feeling helpless, as if they were pushed to run and then operate under the constant micromanagement of their parties.