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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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It's even harder when you've gone from a friendly and supportive boss to one who micromanages.
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. The first, and most benign, is that the boss is being micromanaged by his boss.
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. In retrospect, I was far more productive working for them than I was working for the boss that questioned everything I did and didn't do.
According to a dictionary, to micromanage is to manage with great or excessive control or attention to details.
This, in turn, should relax concerns among the board and reduce the degree to which it micromanages the organization's finances.
The exception here is the board who micromanages because the members sincerely believe that that's they way the should do their jobs.
Nothing scientific here (can you imagine a less likely to succeed survey than one which asks board members to admit that they micromanage?), just some suggestions based on careful observation of many different organizations over a long period of time.
His grasp of soft ware code was then--and to a great extent still is--unrivalled, even by the other geniuses he's drawn into his orbit and whose work he obsessively micromanages.
"We have a member of this board that micromanages you on a daily basis," Mr.