It's Not Them, IT'S YOU!: Stop Micromanaging and Start Leading
It's Not Them, It's You
The problem of micromanaging isn't the staff you've hired. Frankly, it sits squarely on your own shoulders. One of two things is happening when you find yourself with your hands in every detail of work. You are either doing someone else's job for them, or you have the wrong person in the job.
Your Lack Of Confidence Is Killing Your Team
We've determined that micromanaging boils down to a lack of confidence. Guess who else can pick up on that lack of confidence? Your employees. When team members are not granted the autonomy to do the job you hired them to do, negative feelings can quickly start to fester.
Speed Up By Slowing Down
When you stop micromanaging, you remove the proverbial brakes from the organization. Empowering your employees to do their jobs independently allows the company to move faster and farther. That's not to say, however, that leaders need to abandon their high standards and expectations in terms of quality work and output. Letting go and getting great results is a matter of communicating just what those high standards and expectations are from the beginning.