The fear of micromanaging caused supervisors to take extreme measures to show their “hands-off” approach to managing.
This fear of getting the label of micromanager has unseen and important consequences. The will delay dealing with situations that need them to be more hands on and providing clear guidance on expectations.
There are three simple things you can do to avoid falling into this fear as a manager –
1 – Hold Milestone Meetings with each employee every week or every other week. Keep them concise and deliberate.
2 – Have 2-open ended questions to engage the employee in conversation
3 – Never, ever miss or cancel a meeting.
Conducting Milestone Meetings on a regular basis creates a standard for your team. Because they know they will be speaking to you often, with intention, regardless of their performance level.
This will prevent you from getting the label of micromanager and help you earn the label of leader.
By committing to consistent focus on support and growth for your people.
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