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Six Ways To Avoid Micromanaging

Micromanagers have an obscured truth about their control on people’s work

A few years ago, a group of senior engineers gathered in a conference room to solve a serious manufacturing issue. The engineering manager was present but allowed others to lead the meeting as he listened, encouraged discussion, debated and praised good ideas. 

After a couple of hours without a plausible solution, the newest engineer in the company, a fresh out of college 20-something offered a different idea. It was a surprisingly simple approach, but it worked. The plan resulted in saving the company millions of dollars in lost production time.

This true client story could have produced very different results. Imagine the outcome if the manager had dominated the discussion, was overly controlling, cut people off or routinely dismissed ideas whenever he didn’t agree. 

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