Questions tagged [micro-management]

Micromanagement is a style of management where the manager is managing very small details of an employe's day to day (or hour to hour) tasks.

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How to work with a micro-manager?

I'm trying to learn how to work with my current manager. In my opinion he is too much of a micro-manager who is rude and wants an update of every single minute of my billable hours. As an example of ...
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How much slack to give a programming contractor

I have a contractor programmer doing some work for me and I'm wondering if I'm micro-managing or even being too strict with what I'm asking. A few times in the past I have asked him to do stuff in a ...
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How should I handle being talked over by my boss?

I've just come from a standup meeting where I started to speak, and had my boss interrupt and talk over the points I wanted to make. I waited until they'd finished then said what I originally intended ...
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How can I manage someone closely, yet still gracefully?

I am working for an IT Consulting firm. My employer employs me to work for his client in a team lead position. In my team there is a team member ("A") who reports to me. He works for a different ...
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Is it ever appropriate to tactfully speak your mind regarding your work supervisor without using inappropriate language?

I'm working in a temp development contract as a front-end developer. During the interview process, I expressed my background as more full-stack to back-end than pure front-end. Despite my honesty ...
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How to balance guiding someone vs micromanaging someone?

Recently my manager has made me more of a lead role in helping shape some of the new devs on the team. I have a lot of experience with the codebase they are dealing with and so he sometimes simply ...
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Manager who micromanages and at the same time does not manage [closed]

Situation: The technical leader left a few months ago, I automatically took over his responsibilities to make sure we have continuity, got a junior worker (REALLY junior, a grad). As of course I took ...