Often the term ‘micromanagement’ has a negative connotation in the domain of leadership topics. We say a leader is micromanaging if they are found fussing over small details instead of having their eyes on the big picture. While this can be true in some cases, studies show that some effective leaders were in fact ‘micromanaging’ with their fingers checking the pulse of what is actually going on in their organization. Here are the ways to do micromanage your business in the right way and get the most out of it.
Ensure you know what is happening
Trusting your employees is a good thing. Nevertheless, as a person in charge, you must really know what is happening under you. If this is not ensured, you are only putting yourself and your business at risk to state it plainly.
You must make your employees feel you trust them
If done rightly, micromanagement need not be something that will alarm your employees. Those leaders found to be micromanaging tend to lose the trust of their employees only when they fail to communicate their intentions to their employees rightly. Tell them you are not there to nitpick them. Also, make them know you have confidence in them that they can do their job well even without someone looking over their shoulders.
How micromanaging can help
Smart micromanaging can help your business grow immensely. When you have a thorough knowledge of what is happening under you, you will be better capacitated to delegate the tasks to the right people when you try out new ventures. The right way of micromanaging will let your workforce know that you are fully aware of the business’s comings and goings.
The far-reaching benefits of micromanagement are better time management, fixing problems when they are just starting, identifying well in time if a process is going bad, making employees feel a sense of ownership of their work, and making the leader an adept in delegating the tasks to the right people during the right time.