Who Says Micromanagement Is Bad?

Micromanagement usually refers to inappropriately close observation and control of a subordinate's work by a manager. This interpretation derives chiefly from the prefix micro, which means "small" in Greek. In this context, small refers to overemphasis on the little details of employees' work, by implication at the expense of the bigger picture. Micromanagers simply have too much unhelpful contact with employees and use that contact in the wrong ways.

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