You’re responsible for the results of your team and you want to get the best quality and productivity from them. You know that requires oversight, but when does it become micromanaging?
What is the “just right” amount and when does it cross the line?
Micromanaging is one of THE most important mistakes managers make and it costs employers dearly.
In fact, research by Blessing/White has shown that having autonomy—i.e. freedom from micromanaging—is THE #1 driver of discretionary effort—i.e. employees working harder than required to keep their jobs.