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Quiz: Are You A Micromanager?

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https://www.wrike.com/blog/take-this-quiz-are-you-a-micromanager/ - According to a survey from the book My Way or the Highway, 71% of non-managers said micromanagement has interfered with their job performance. Whether you came to this quiz on your own or received it from a concerned friend, it’s time to find out once and for all if you’re being too overbearing.

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Quiz: Are You A Micromanager?

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