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Do You Lead or Micromanage? 6 Symptoms of a Micromanager

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Although we can't say where the line between management and micromanagement lies, it's quite common that employees are able to spot micromanagement behaviors from miles away. Yet, managers rarely view themselves as such.

According to statistics, 79% of employees have been micromanaged at some point or another. Some choose to put up with it, some fight back and others choose to leave. Nevertheless, 91% of managers are unaware their micromanagement behaviors might cause people to leave. Since they don't get feedback, it's difficult to change something you're not aware of.

Here are 6 common symptoms micromanagers share. It's time to reflect and see when was the last time you practices some of these behaviors. Or perhaps when was the last time your manager was reluctant to delegate or got stuck in the details?

Read the full post to discover cures and get a full description: https://blog.weekdone.com/lead-or-manage-6-symptoms-micromanager/

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Do You Lead or Micromanage? 6 Symptoms of a Micromanager

  1. Do You Lead or Micromanage? 6 Symptoms of a Micromanager
  2. Employees easily recognize micromanagement, but managers rarely view themselves as such. Here are 6 common symptoms to give a clue whether you might exercise micromanager behaviors. 79% of employees have been micromanaged
  3. 48% # Avoids delegation Believes no one could do a better job. Cure: ASSIGN ONE FULL TASK TO THE EMPLOYEE YOU TRUST THE MOST. 28% Companies concerned about employees’ delegation skill Offered any relevant training
  4. # Control-obsessed Keeps sending emails to check employees progress Cure: USE THE PPP PROCESS TO BE AWARE OF THE PROGRESS WITHOUT BEING ANNOYING. LEARN MORE: HTTP://WEEKDONE.COM/RESOURCES/PLANS-PROGRESS-PROBLEMS MICROMANAGEMENT IS ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT BARRIERS U.S WORKERS FACE IN COMPLETING MOST IMPORTANT TASKS.
  5. STOP MICROMANAGING, USE WEEKDONE TO INCREASE YOUR TEAM'S PERFORMANCE Get real-time status updates Set and monitor goals Delegate, give feedback and more weekdone.com
  6. # Dictate everything Gives exact directions how to complete a task. Cure: REFLECT ON YOUR BEHAVIOR, TAKE THE LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT TEST IN HTTP://LEADSMARTER.CO. 55% ADMITS MICROMANAGING DECREASES PRODUCTIVITY 68% SAYS IT DECREASES MORALE
  7. # Suffers from reportomania Requests unnecessary and overly detailed reports. Cure: USE A PROGRESS REPORTING SYSTEM THAT EMPOWERS EMPLOYEES. TRY HTTP://WEEKDONE.COM. 38% OF EMPLOYEES WOULD RATHER DO UNPLEASANT ACTIVITIES THAN SIT NEXT TO THEIR MICROMANAGING BOSS.
  8. # Detail-orientedness Corrects tiny details before seeing the big picture. Cure: MISTAKES HAPPEN, BAD DECISIONS ARE MADE, KEEP YOUR FOCUS ON THE BIG PICTURE. 9 OUT OF 10 MANAGERS ADMIT DECISIONS MADE IN THE PAST THREE YEARS WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER IF THEY’D LET IN MORE INFORMATION.
  9. 38% # Discourages independent decision-making Feels irritated when an employee makes a decision without consulting. Cure: GIVE YOUR EMPLOYEES A BIT OF AUTONOMY AND PROVIDE GUIDANCE. of employees surveyed felt managers don’t help them perform at their best.
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