I’m sure most of you micro manage yourself at times, I know I do but being micro managed in your job is sheer hell. You can’t do anything your way, can’t even get up and go to the rest room without an explanation and it clearly prohibits creativity and productivity in a work environment. Some may call these managers control freaks and sadly that is a trait that is very hard to get rid of. I’m not suggesting you suck up to them but it does take a few tricks to get them off your case and try and get yourself some space to save your sanity.
Tips on how to deal with a micromanager
A simple article could never solve all your problems and there are a million different kinds of micromanagers too but maybe these tips can give you a little help or get you thinking how to deal with your specific situation.
Move your working hours - One of the simplest ways to deal with a micromanager is to not be around them. If there is anyway you can go above their head and amend your working hours an hour or two in either direction this may give you the space you need to breath and get their work done in half the time without them halting the process.
Find out what they want - Although micromanagers are not all meaning to be bullies they often have some kind of complex much like bullies. Maybe they fear they may lose their job if they don’t appear to be single handedly holding the company up, maybe they genuinely believe the cards will fall if they don’t keep an eye on them. Whatever it is working out the issue could help you to adjust your habits to work with their micro forces rather than against them making life a whole lot easier for you.