Monday, August 8, 2011


According to Wikipedia, "...micromanagement is a management style where a manager closely observes or controls the work of his or her subordinates or employees."

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I hate being micromanaged. It's the worst feeling ever. I feel like a 5 year old who needs supervision. Heck, a 5 year old does not even need that close of a supervision.

It's not that I don't like being told what to do. I do. Because sometimes I have no idea what to do. What's not fine is being told a specific way to do it, when I have or want to create my own style of doing it. This is the artistic and creative me speaking.

I also don't like being told what to do several times. Like I need a reminder everytime. I'm not *that* young or old to not remember things. Doing this to me will only make me *not* do what you want me to do.

What's worse is when I'm micromanaged even when the "micromanager" is not within my environment. That really, really gets on my nerves. It's like the "micromanager" doesn't trust me enough to do what I have to do. Having trust issues much?

If anyone here is being a micromanager, quit being one, please, for the sake of your subordinates' self-esteems.


  1. Being micromanaged feels like having Big Brother on your back 24/7.

  2. I've always adhered to the managament principle that there is no "one size fits all" leadership style.  A leader has to adapt to what the employee needs instead of using only one management style.  Maybe your boss should be informed of that.  =)