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Does Micromanagement Work?

Updated: Jul 9, 2020

Micromanagement can seem like a good way to stay on top of things, but it‘s usually not as effective as you think.

Engage, engage, engage!

Engage with your team on a personal level, ask them about their interests, (films, pets, hobbies for example).

“The more you know about your team members as individuals, the better placed you are to motivate them.”

Take the initiative!

By encouraging your team to use initiative, they may surprise you and themselves!

“Give your team room to grow and share positive feedback.“

Points to Ponder

  1. Communication is the key always

  2. Engage with you team on a personal level regularly

  3. Always use their name

  4. Set clear goals and offer incentives

  5. Try not to micro-manage (it's bad for morale)

  6. Boost team spirit (employee of the week)

  7. Explain tasks clearly and the results expected

  8. Praise tasks completed and goals reached

  9. Offer staff opportunities to develop 'People Skills'

  10. Make your working environment pleasant (plants/heating/aircon)

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