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Micromanaging is a mistake that I and other managers have made, that hurts moral

Happy Monday! For the next 3 Mondays, we’re going to be focusing on how to keep your team happy by modifying your management style. Here is the first of 3 mistakes I want to help you avoid to promote a happier work environment, starting with micromanaging.

There are 3 things I’ve seen managers do that kind of create a toxic environment.

So, the first thing I’ve seen managers do is micromanage. Now, micromanaging might be something that’s ingrained into you as a manager or something that you think you need to do as a manager, to be in control, for a sense of power, but really what micromanaging does is stifle the creativity of your team.

You put your team in a position that doesn’t encourage them to think outside the box or encourage them to utilize the skills that you brought them on your team for! The other problem is that it’s not conducive to a team environment because if you’ve got a manager who micromanages and he’s going to be critical or she’s going to be critical of everything you do or say and just wants to be in control of it all, you’re nothing but a drone, you’re not part of a team. You’re just there to do a job and go home. Again, it just doesn’t encourage your team members to be a part or contribute.

So the one thing I want to encourage this week, is, for all of my managers, for all of my business owner friends, for everyone who wants to aspire to manage, is think about empowering your team and empowering your people to think for themselves. Let them show you what they can do and I bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you give them the tools that they need to do their job well.

So, the first mistake is to micromanage. Try and stay away from that.

Talk to you soon!