Almost no one would admit to being a micromanager. They are just “detail-oriented” or focused on getting things “perfect.” While these phrases sound much better than “I like to nit-pick my employees’ work!” your employees see through it.
Leadership coach and speaker Sarah Noll Wilson tweeted the following:
Tell me you've worked for a micromanager without telling me you've worked for a micromanager.
— Sarah Noll Wilson (@sarahnollwilson) January 4, 2021
And she got great responses that give insight into exactly what micromanagers do.
sorry I forgot to tell you that I went to the bathroom
— Adam Karpiak (@Adam_Karpiak)