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  • Michelle Harris

    February 23, 2023 at 6:49 pm
    Level 04

    Hi Amber! This is an interesting topic – I’ve been seeing this come up a lot lately. In fact, we’re working on an article about this topic now! Figuring out how to stop micromanaging depends on what’s driving you to micromanage. There are a whole list of reasons why you might be micromanaging – most are based on trust (to Hannah’s point above): (1) you just don’t trust your team, (2) someone on your team did something that negatively impacted your reputation at some point, (3) you believe it will be done faster if you’re involved, (4) you think the work won’t get done if you don’t prod everyone along, (5) there’s too much at stake and time constraints don’t allow for mistakes or (6) you want to show everyone that you’re needed. If you think about what’s causing you to micromanage – do any of these apply to your situation? Once you identify the “why” we can help guide you to the solutions for getting past micromanaging. 😀

    @Amber @hannahbeck