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    Cyburbian imaplanner's avatar
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    Micro-managers

    What compels certain managers to be so obsessive about every little thing?
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Cyburbian SW MI Planner's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    What compels certain managers to be so obsessive about every little thing?
    Employees who don't give a crap about even the big stuff

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    Quote Originally posted by SW MI Planner View post
    Employees who don't give a crap about even the big stuff
    Sounds like SMP iis one!
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    Part personality and part what SMP.

    Sometimes it is needed to get the ball rolling though... then they can back off, maybe.
    Not my monkey, not my circus. - Old Polish Proverb

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    It's called they don't have enough other duties and responsibilities to fill their time with.
    These are also typically the people who didn't do well in group work in college I find.
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    Micro-managers are neither effective or efficient and aren't often likeable. My ED is a micro-manager. Thankfully there is a person between me and him because it would be something else.

    Case in point: the one project that I acquired without his interference has already been completely rehabbed and is for sale. Every last one of his acquisitions has been problematic, even the new construction due to poor site conditions.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Micro managers are typically insecure people.

    There is a big difference between being demanding and micromanaging.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Micro managers are typically insecure people.

    There is a big difference between being demanding and micromanaging.
    It could also be tied to how the managers are measured and graded. If the review centers on how their employees are working then of course it leads to micro-managing because my review/raise rely on how well you work.
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