There are tons of micromanagers out there, making sure employees come in at 8:30, leave at 5 and holding workers to a 30-minute lunch break – on the nose. But what would happen if micromanagement became extinct?
Are you a control freak? Are you a stellar people manager? Or are you some funky hybrid?
Would you ever tell your employee what not to say? One company put limits on what employees could talk about in the workplace, essentially banning many sensitive topics. It led to praise, outcry, resignations and lots of banter outside the company. What happened Software company Basecamp CEO Jason Fried wrote in a company blog post: […]
Middle managers should be feeling a little rained upon these days. They get blamed for low morale, lack of employee engagement and increased turnover — “people don’t leave jobs, they leave bad managers.” So what, exactly, are they doing wrong?
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