Back in Stuff #99, I mentioned some tactics to deal with Micromanagers. It was one of the most clicked articles I've posted.
I'm revisiting the subject and thinking of ways that you can navigate the challenge with grace.
Micromanagers are characterised by their need for excessive control and attention to minute details, and can make the workplace a labyrinth of frustration for their team members.
However, with the right approach and mindset, it's possible to effectively navigate this challenge, maintain productivity, and even foster a healthier work environment.
Before diving into strategies, it’s important to understand what drives a micromanager.
This behavior often stems from their own insecurities, fear of failure, or lack of trust in their team's abilities. Recognising these motivations can help you approach the situation with empathy, which is crucial in finding a solution.