don’t know how many times I have sinned in this particular issue. It is
annoying to have someone tell you in Fine Detail how to precisely,
accurately, and perfectly do what you already know how to do. Parents and
spouses are among the most sinful about this.
someone does that to you, you feel offended, it even creates a sense of
resentment and lack of trust in your intelligence and capabilities even if
you have demonstrated them in your actions.
let me tell you people don’t mean to do that. According to very
prestigious communicators and psychologists, it is the “protective
mother” inside each of us that makes us do just that.
are in some cases protecting ourselves, since the results of something
others will do can affect us, or in some cases we are really just trying to
is described as “The action of exercising excessive and unnecessary
control over the minimal detail on other people’s activities” and is
definitely a very bad thing to do when you are trying to create a Leadership
Micromanaging is insulting
and offensive at best. You do not need to micromanage to get the best
results. All the opposite: By doing this you not only are not empowering
your team members; rather you are disempowering them. People end up losing
self-esteem when they interact with you.
Micromanagement is the Enemy
is what makes micromanagement one of the worst enemies in the process of
developing a successful team. Analyzed in an unbiased perspective, what
happens is that we have a natural instinct that is constantly telling us
“we know better.”
a business or professional environment this bad habit can create so much
discomfort that even if we are the top experts at something, people feel
uncomfortable working with us.
trust is one of the most valuable things you can give to your team, it is
important to keep this in mind: Other people can do things just as well or
in some cases better than we do. How dare they?
you are a leader you want to be an effective one. One key element to achieve
this is to have your team respect and admire you. This will only happen if
you are skilled at providing them with admiration and respect.
role as a leaderis to bring the team members to a higher effectiveness, whatever the goal
A team is just as effective as the weakest of its members. By
Micromanaging you make your team members weak, because they do not have the
right Self-Confidence which diminishes their Self-Esteem.
does effectiveness take?
individual in the team must know what is the focus of the goal and what he
or she is expected to contribute. The leader and rest of the team must know
each team member’s capabilities and skills; also when needed, they will
share knowledge and information for the participants to be equipped when
they need it.
Preparation- goes in two flavors: Information-Education that the Team Member may already
have and the Hands On training that we should provide for the person to be
ready to perform.
Coordination- is essential so that other members can contribute and help avoiding
interference or duplication of efforts. You would be surprised to see how
many time this happens.
Execution- brings along the Authority to perform the task that a person has been
empowered to do.
Standardization- is about all members being in agreement that the operation is performed in
the best way possible. There should be consensus and discipline about it, so
when a member needs to be absent the task is still performed thoroughly.
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