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Strategies to Avoid Being a Micromanager

Avoid micromanaging by adapting your style to each member's preferences

Micromanaging often comes with a negative connotation. While a manager is expected to keep projects on track and make sure goals are met, that doesn’t mean doing it themselves.

The main responsibility of a leader is getting work done through others. Your job is to empower and support, which is arguably harder than many other tasks. When you’re passionate about a project, it can be hard to step back.

Unfortunately, there are consequences to being a micromanager. It often makes employees feel restricted, limiting creativity and can negatively influence employee productivity. If you're leading a team and you feel the need to do everything, you need to evaluate your leadership approach. If you struggle to avoid micromanaging, here are four ways you can still help without taking over.

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