You Might Be a Micromanager If...

Have you ever heard the expression, "if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself?" It's a common saying, but can be a very slippery slope in the management world. One of the number one reasons people may leave their jobs is that they are unhappy with how their bosses or managers treat them. Our HR consulting company is here to present you with a few signs that could mean you are a micromanager. If you have lost several employees and would like to work on retaining your talented employees, call Kmet Consulting at 877-783-5638 today.

You Might Be a Micromanager If...

You've Asked To Be Copied On Every E-mail
Is your inbox overflowing constantly because you've asked to be copied on every e-mail? A good manager or leader can want to cut back on the number of e-mails they get as much as possible and focus on bigger issues or goals. If you've asked an employee to copy you on several e-mails, while you may not have realized it when you asked, you could be making them feel like you are "looking over their shoulder." This can cause your employee to feel insecure in the workplace and less motivated.

You Have an Incredibly Long List of Approvals You Struggle to Get Finished
Have you asked your employees to check with you first on every small decision? If so, this can get tiring after a while for both parties. In order to make your employees feel more empowered, learn to delegate and allow them to make educated decisions on their own.

Studies show that 79% of employees have been micromanaged in their lives at some point. Source: Weekdone

You Give Overexplained Instructions for Simple Tasks
You're unable to trust that an employee can accomplish a simple task without you going through the trouble to overexplain it. At the end of the day, it probably takes just as much time to finish the task as it does to go through your long list on overexplained directions. You may not even realize you're doing it. Take a step back and analyze your management style.

You Work 80 or More Hours a Week
The hard truth is that if you are doing these things mentioned above, you are probably working longer than you need to be. Focus your energy and talent on the true issues that matter with your business, rather than spending time on easier tasks that can be delegated to your employees.

Retain Your Employees with Kmet Consulting

If you've experienced high turnover at your company, one of the key reasons could be your employees felt mistreated or micromanaged. Combat these number and inspire your employees, rather than micromanage them. Lift them up, don't pull them down. You could be happy with the results. If you are looking for some HR help and would like to benefit from some of the management training we provide, give Kmet Consulting a call today at 877-783-5638.



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