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April 12, 2022
Are micromanagers good for your team? We share 6 good reasons why they may be a valuable asset to your team.

Micromanagers can be frustrating to deal with. They get involved in the little things which should be left up to you.

Micromanagers can be frustrating to deal with. They get involved in the little things which should be left up to you. In one survey, 79 percent of the respondents had experienced micromanagement. While 69 percent considered changing their jobs, another 36 percent did change their job. So, what gives?

While they may seem like a drag on your work progress, there are benefits to having hands-on management with their team members. This blog discusses how micromanagers may turn out to be a good asset for your team.

1. They Provide Positive and Negative Feedback

The fact that micromanagers want to get involved in the details of your work is a good thing. They are willing to provide you with constructive criticism and help you improve your performance. This can be very helpful when developing your skills as an employee. If they see something that needs improvement, they will let you know about it and show you how to do it better. They also want to ensure that everything is going smoothly for the team. So, they provide positive feedback as well. This is a great thing to have in a boss, especially if you are just starting your career.

2. They Keep You Accountable

Employees need to be accountable for their work, and micromanagers help you do that. As a manager, they hold you responsible for meeting deadlines and getting things done on time. They will ask questions about what is going on with your work and want to know what progress you've made.

If you haven't completed something, they will hold you accountable and remind you to get it done. This can be very helpful in the workplace because if a manager doesn't have accountability from their employees, there is no one to ensure that things are getting done on time. Micromanagers keep you accountable for your work and ensure that deadlines are met, and projects are completed on time.

3. Micromanager Makes You Work Harder

When you have a micromanager boss, you will work harder than you would otherwise. They will keep pushing you to do more and more, which means that your skills and abilities are constantly improving. This is good for the employee as well as the company. If you have a micromanager boss, you will be much more productive than someone who has a boss that doesn't push them.

4. Micromanager Sets High Expectations

Having high expectations is a good thing because it motivates employees to work hard and exceed expectations. Micromanagers hold their employees accountable for doing what they say they will do and ensure their job skills are well-utilized. If you're someone who struggles to follow through on your commitments, a micromanager boss is going to push you to get it done.

5. Micromanager May Try to Help Manage Your Time

A micromanager may want to know how you manage your time and if you're utilizing organizational skills to meet deadlines. They may check in with you every day if you keep missing deadlines. This is an attempt to make sure you're using your time wisely. If you're constantly getting texts or calls from your boss, this is a sign that they're concerned about how you use your time. They want to ensure your time are utilized productively. Time management skill is a valuable skill for any team, and this may be an opportunity to improve yourself. However, if you feel like they're taking away your freedom or being excessively controlling, perhaps it is a good idea to have a conversation about it and see if both sides can negotiate and set reasonable expectations.

6. Micromanagers Are Detail-Oriented, and Ensure Things Are Done in the Right Standards

A micromanager is detail oriented. They strive for everything to be done correctly and by the book. If you're working for a micromanager, this means they will want you to do things accurately. This can mean following all rules to the letter. When you work for a micromanager, you must be prepared to meet these high expectations.

Wrapping Up

A good manager understands that micromanagement is about knowing where the priorities lie, when to be hands-on and when to take a step back and let your team flourish. It's about doing the right thing at the right time, with or without your direct involvement (and sometimes even better when you're not involved). So, if your immediate reaction to the idea of micromanagement was negative, perhaps it's time to consider an alternate perspective.

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