The Micromanagement Disease: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Cure

  title={The Micromanagement Disease: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Cure},
  author={Richard D. White},
  journal={Public Personnel Management},
  pages={71 - 76}
“The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done,” Theodore Roosevelt once observed, “and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” Unfortunately, many managers have not heeded TR's century-old advice to practice self restraint, but instead needlessly over-manage, over-scrutinize, and over-frustrate employees. Such meddlesome bosses now are called micromanagers. A micromanager can be much more than just a nuisance in today… Expand
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