Charles A. Ray

In the long run, micromanagement does more harm than good. If an employee needs micromanagement, a mistake was made during hiring. Providing clear, detailed instructions, clear deadlines, and necessary training and equipment should do it for a person of average intelligence. If that doesn’t work, the problem is much deeper than can be solved by micromanaging, or doing the job for the employee. That, at least, has been my experience for nearly 50 years of leadership and supervision of all categories of employee, civilian and military.