Insanity Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Micro Managers…..Go Away

Micromanagers, one of the worst types of people to encounter at work.

Micromanagers are the type of people who cause more harm than good in a field of work. They are the ones who cause stress and drama. My number one problem with people who micromanage is that I find that they believe their overbearing management style will lead to greater production and sucess.


Unfortunately that couldn’t be farther from the truth. In truth, it causes employee morale to die, it creates a terrible environment, it causes tension…The list goes on. The other thing that needs to be mentioned is that although some micromanagers may understand what they are doing, the majority of others utilize it solely to coverup their lack of overall managerial skills.


Telling people to stop talking in a retail field  for instance is childish in my opinion. The thought behind it may have a clear and effective goal to increase production but if its done the wrong way it can cause workers to not feel happy at the workplace. If you want your associates to sell or work hard you need to ensure that they WANT to be there. By making the shift feel longer than it already is by isolating people and making them feel like they’re in elementary school is not the proper approach.

It’s also very obvious to your staff when you don’t know what you’re doing. If your communication throughout the day only includes mentions of telling people to stop talking, separate or work on fixing things that are already fixed, then its clear you’re either new to management or you are out of place. A good manager is one that understands how to capitalize during these downtimes. This is not achieved through senseless overtasking but achieved through building a relationship and getting to know your staff. When you demonstrate that you have trust in your staff to do their work without having to be told to…a bond is created. That bond involves a level of mutual respect. Once that trust is shown the employee is more than likely to do what needs to be done simply out of the respect that was shown to them without being held under a microscope.




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This entry was posted on November 23, 2012 by in Advice and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , .
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