Some typical micromanaging behaviours include: constantly checking up on the small things that need to be done, reminding our colleagues again and again about upcoming deadlines, and stressing out when we do not know precisely what everyone is doing. We all probably have some experience with this—either micromanaging others or being micromanaged ourselves. Of course, from time to time, micromanaging is not the worst thing in the world, but if it is happening on a day-to-day basis, there is probably reason to be concerned.
The detriments of micromanaging
As a person who has worked in political organisations and with election campaigns, there is always a lot that needs to be done and there is never enough time to do it. But no matter how stressful work gets, micromanagement is never the answer. Micromanaging others undermines the trust you have in them. It makes them unsure of their job, and they will probably end up doing a worse job than they would do otherwise.