This is interesting.
Have you been micromanaged? Or, are you a micro-manager?
I've definitely been a micro-manager with some staff.🤦♀️ Sometimes it was due to lack of trust or poor communication between us. And sometimes, it was stress (if my boss was micromanaging me, I would accidently do this to my staff).
I've also worked in roles where micromanagement was encouraged as part of the company culture. 😬
This article offers the following to say to your micro-manager boss:
"I have a plan for accomplishing X by [this date]. It seems like you want to be very involved in the details of my work but receiving so much direction makes me feel like you don't trust me. What can I do to make you feel comfortable giving me more freedom with my tasks?"
I like it! What do you think?