Being micromanaged is frustrating and can kill engagement. It’s important to discover why your boss is micromanaging you because it will allow you to formulate a plan to address it. Explore the following points to get a better idea of why you are being micromanaged and solutions to it:
- Your boss thinks you need improvement. Do you? Find out now specifically how they measure success so you are both on the same page.
- Your boss doesn’t seem to trust you. Clarify exactly what your boss wants, then deliver on time and with expected quality.
- Your boss is insecure. In this case, over-communicate. Is a weekly progress report enough? Or does your boss prefer a daily update?
- Your boss is under pressure. Try anticipating their needs before they even have a chance to ask.
- Your boss is overly controlling. If you’ve tried everything and there’s still no change, decide if it's worth lodging an official complaint or it might be time to look for a new position.
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