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Micromanaged teams can look happy but perform poorly...
Micromanaged teams can look happy but perform poorly...
Greetings!

In case you missed that 2020 memo re: CONTROL, here’s the TL;DR:

We don’t have it. We’re not in it. We’re pretty much out completely of it.

It’s a tough pill to swallow, especially for micromanagers who think they’re controlling their teams and, therefore, the company’s productivity and output. In reality, that kind of heavy-handed oversight drains employees of their creativity and fosters a boss-obsessed (vs customer-focused) culture. The work suffers… and so do people.

If your manager is of the micro variety, or if you’ve got a sneaking suspicion that you may be a micromanager yourself (it happens), there’s a way out for everyone. And on the other side? Unbound, limitless potential.

— OfficeNinjas HQ

POWER PLAYS

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