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Is micro management dangerous for Project success ? How?
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Is micro management dangerous for Project success ? How?
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It is very dangerous and could be detrimental. I wrote an article about this back in the days - Check it out:

https://www.projectmanagement.com/articles...Trip-to-Failure
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1 reply by SHADAV MOHAMMAD ANSARI
Apr 23, 2019 11:53 PM
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Thanks. i will check this article.
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Yes. It is not a good practice to Micro Manage. Every individual has their own way of handling a situation and completing the task. A Manager should make sure that task is assigned with a deadline and wait for the team member to complete the task. Micro managing might make team members feel that they are not trusted. Trust your team members, give them flexibility they will surely deliver more than expected. I also feel that if a person is continuously monitored for everything, they might loose interest in work, get stressed out and without reason feel the pressure. This might lead to few people resigning or asking for project change.
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Micro management destroys trust.
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1 reply by SHOLA BISHOP
Apr 23, 2019 9:01 AM
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I agree micro management destroys trust. Once a task is assigned to the an individual, it must be on the basis that the persons has the competence to execute it. If the PM feels that he needs to direct how the task should be completed to each detail, then the task should not not have been delegated. Once the process is followed, then the team member should be allowed the space to complete same.
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It totally depend on the context, if there is activities that need to be handle in precision micro management will be good but generally it will demoralize and kill off the team creativity. We might end up with low morale zombie team members.
Personally I will give space for my team members to work as long as it within the project baselines.
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In my opinion it depends on organization culture,environment and structure. For some organization it might work very well and for some it is not required at all. Extreme of anything is not good and may prove fatal for projects but on the other hand surprisingly there is a belief that "It is better to have a micro-manager who knows the job his team is doing than a macro manager who just delegates."

The term micromanagement is mostly associated a negative behavior, feels like that it is a bad habit but here is a difference of opinion and if we start thinking positively it can be a skills to observe and control every single step of a process where not everyone is skilled or has the capacity to do it.

"Bosses who stick their noses into every single detail because they have nothing smarter to do are the representative of micromanagement done wrong. But bosses who closely monitor, provide detailed guidance and corrective feedback when needed are something totally opposite".
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1 reply by SIEW KEN WONG
Apr 23, 2019 4:56 AM
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Servant leadership should be a better manifestation on the example mentioned at the end of your post.
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Apr 23, 2019 4:25 AM
Replying to Anuj Sharma
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In my opinion it depends on organization culture,environment and structure. For some organization it might work very well and for some it is not required at all. Extreme of anything is not good and may prove fatal for projects but on the other hand surprisingly there is a belief that "It is better to have a micro-manager who knows the job his team is doing than a macro manager who just delegates."

The term micromanagement is mostly associated a negative behavior, feels like that it is a bad habit but here is a difference of opinion and if we start thinking positively it can be a skills to observe and control every single step of a process where not everyone is skilled or has the capacity to do it.

"Bosses who stick their noses into every single detail because they have nothing smarter to do are the representative of micromanagement done wrong. But bosses who closely monitor, provide detailed guidance and corrective feedback when needed are something totally opposite".
Servant leadership should be a better manifestation on the example mentioned at the end of your post.
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I like the concept of managing by exceptions: the sponsor or manager is asked for advice when defined thresholds are reached.
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Yes, sir. Toxic and destructive. Restricts the team for doing what they are good at and hired for. Leadership is not management, management is not micro-management. There are significant differences.
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most of the time is dangerous. However, you may need micromanagement for some cases.
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If the project manager is even skilled enough to be able to micro manage, he or she is the wrong person. The project manager should not be the best expert on the team except for project management.
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