In the current climate, leaders with a tendency toward micromanaging their staff are being forced to take a different approach. With homeworking now widespread, managing staff from one home office to another calls for a completely different style! Letting others get on with their work – even if this idea may violate the principles you were taught at university decades ago – may seem impossible to you. But here is some important news: No one likes micromanagers.
Here is why: They are petty dictators. They constantly interfere with their employees. They waste everyone’s time. They hurt morale. They reduce productivity. They make staffers’ lives hellish. Perhaps you don’t identify with being one yourself? This book will put you straight:
My Way or the HighwayBerrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Maybe it’s even worse: Micromanagement crushes employees’ souls and robs corporations of creative insights. So if a promotion makes you feel like control is slipping from your grasp, heed Chieh Huang’s advice: Don’t micromanage – trust.
Confessions of a Recovering MicromanagerTED Conferences LLC
Perhaps it’s your own stress that could be contributing to your management style? Here’s some special advice on how to be calm under pressure:
How To Be Calm Under PressureBarking Up The Wrong Tree
For ideas on a new approach, and how to get the best from your staff, read this, calm down and become your own mentor.