You’re an adult. You don’t need a babysitter. But telling your micromanaging boss to leave you alone and let you get your work done is never going to be an easy conversation.
If you see that you need to improve, take the action to change right away and let your boss know that you are taking your job seriously and you are looking to improve.
But if your self-check comes up clean–if you are confident that your work is up to par, then it’s time to have that talk with your boss. Here’s how:
A boss who hovers will drive most people crazy, but before you confront your overbearing manager, make sure you aren’t part of the problem.