The Self-Awareness Guy

5 Tips to Stop Micromanaging

Micromanaging is the act of inserting yourself into every task you employee is doing.  At its most basic, micromanaging is the inability to let other people do their jobs.  Why does this happen?   Often it is simply that we don’t know any other way to manage people.  You can enjoy even better results from you employees if you keep the following tips in mind:

1.  Let employees do tasks alone and only help if they ask.
2.  Give people the opportunity to show you what they do well.
3.  Provide education only when employees ask you.
4.  Figure out why it is you choose to micromanage.
5.  Picture what you could do with your business if you weren’t micromanaging.

They myth in business is that you have to be a “hands on” manager to get results.  Regrettably, this approach does not allow employees to grow or to experience the learning that comes from doing things oneself.  True growth occurs on the job when we are allowed to learn from our mistakes and our successes.