micromanage


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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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One of the major reasons why managers begin to micromanage is that they don't have open lines of communication with their employees.
When salespeople learn to micromanage themselves, their career potential becomes limitless and their manager's job is far less onerous, freeing up valuable executive time.
The more you micromanage, the more you push the writer, the producer or the actor into making conventional choices," Landgraf says.
Therefore, a suitable approach for an NPD manager who has a tendency to micromanage would be to monitor design activity within each stage, but become more involved at each of the project gates.
The council must trust her to do a fair accounting and not try to micromanage her audit.
That measure effectively "tarred all corporate executives with the misbehavior of a few," Roberts continued, by permitting the federal government to micromanage and second-guess all corporate financial operations--in essence, turning bookkeeping errors or inaccurate but honest financial projections into prosecutable felonies.
Always, he understood that gains could be achieved only by maintaining a strategic vision, forming broad alliances, ignoring the temptation to micromanage, and allowing others, with less at stake, to take most of the credit.
They then micromanage the curriculum and push their religious or political notions.
Most musicians cannot coach their practice because they have never learned to micromanage it.
The client, too, must not micromanage the broker to death, for that will surely defeat trust.
You need to micromanage, daily, a gradual lifestyle shift.