There are few types of managers more annoying than the micromanager. A micromanager is someone who has her hands in every detail of your daily responsibilities, refusing to grant you the slightest bit of autonomy and allow you to make any strategic decisions. She tells you how to do your job, when, and where. Here are a few ways to deal with a micromanager.
Bosses usually micromanage for one of two reasons—either it’s their natural inclination and they treat all of their reports this way, or they only treat a certain employee this way because they don’t trust that person. If you have a micromanager, what can you do to win some freedom?
Evaluate Yourself First
The first step is to take a close look in the mirror and ask yourself if you’ve given your boss a valid reason to watch you like a hawk. This includes having no self-discipline, treating deadlines as optional, and making the same mistakes over and over again. You should make an effort to improve in these areas before approaching your manager about granting you more leeway.
For more tips, please see the full post on the FlexJobs blog.