Everyone agrees that micromanagement is a bad thing, but not everyone knows how to identify and correct it.
In my experience, micromanagement manifests itself in the following five avoidable behaviors:
1. Measuring too many things.
The advantage of technology is that you can measure your business more accurately. The disadvantage is that technology makes it too easy to measure too much. Measuring so much that it’s not clear what the data really means is classic micromanagement.
What to do instead: For every job, select one or two metrics that define success for that job. Ignore everything else.
Micromanagement is the plague of the technology-driven workplace. Here’s how to spot it and what to do instead.
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