Micromanaging is not managing and neither is seagull managing (where you drop the task and walk away).

However employees have more control over this than they think. The key is to be the kind of person a manager can trust to do a good job as the manager defines it. If you can’t get on the same page the result will be like the above.

One thing that can help a lot is communicating – even overcommunicating. This can clear up misunderstandings while they are still minor and manageable.