There’s one thing we all have in common… we spend a lot of time at work. It always seems like the week drags on forever and then, sure enough, the weekend flies by. When it comes to culture however, no two companies are the same. They may have different missions, visions and values, but ultimately we, the people, are what make a company stand out. Whether we have been with the company for 20 years or 20 days, we are important.
By reducing micromanaging in the workplace, we as individuals can finally help our companies reach their full potential. See below for some of the benefits of avoiding micromanaging…
A Happier/Healthier Work Environment
Reducing micromanaging in the workplace is essential to creating a happier, healthier work environment. It can not only improve confidence in employees inside and outside of work but also reduce the amount of everyday pressure and stress.
Increased Creativity and Personality
Micromanaging stifles the opportunity for employees to explore things from a new lens… their own. By allowing and even encouraging independent thinking in the workplace, we in turn create an environment where people feel comfortable putting their own personality into their work. In my experience, creativity and personality makes for really great work.
Increased Importance of Training
Independence is a key result of reducing micromanaging, but it is also impossible without thorough training from the start. Instead of being like hover-parents constantly checking in and directing their employees every move, we can focus on strengthening in-depth training programs so that our employees not only know how to follow instructions but can contribute to a company where they understand the bigger picture.
One of the obvious components of micromanaging is spending time worrying about and controlling everything that is going on in the office. Think about how much better this time would be spent if everyone was doing their own share of the work.
Are you dealing with a micromanager? Tell us about it in the comments.