How to manage your micromanager boss


There are few things more frustrating than being in a job that you love but having someone micromanage your every move.

Sometimes, micromanagers are a product of their personality or their experiences with previous managers. It can also be a lack of confidence in themselves or their reports, or direct orders from higher up. Their inability to let their employees direct themselves can also be a lack of prior management experience—they just don’t know how to lead a team.

How to manage a micromanager

Quite often, an employee who recognizes the issues of a micromanager can manage their own boss into a better employee-manager relationship if they are willing to put in the time and effort to manage them toward better behavior.

If that’s you, here are five ways to deal with your micromanaging boss:

  1. Don’t take it personally. Their micromanagement is not about you or the quality of your work (though, to be fair, it may be, but save that thought). Oftentimes, micromanaging bosses are new to their…

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