Autonomy amongst team members is vital to a thriving business. When employees are constantly being monitored and told what to do and what not to do, they won't be happy, engaged, or satisfied. Most managers don't have bad intentions, but they may not recognize their tendency to micromanage until it's already damaging your bottom line. Your employees end up losing their ability to work independently, grow, or be creative, and this drives them away from the organization.

Most of the time, leaders tend to micromanage their teams because of a prevailing culture of mistrust. Managers believe that their excessive oversight is the only way work projects will be completed or completed correctly. In turn, employees lose trust that they'll be able to learn and develop their skills in the organization. Addressing this structural mistrust will help you restore confidence and autonomy between all the levels of management at your organization. Here are some tips to get started:

 

Further Reading: 7 tips to earn your employee's trust

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