Join Britt Andreatta for an in-depth discussion in this video Avoiding micromanaging, part of Delegating Tasks to Your Team (2013).
In my professional life, I've conducted hundreds of job interviews, and during each one we talk about supervision.…First, we ask how the person likes to be supervised and not once has anyone ever said, "I love to be micromanaged."…Every single person said something like, "I like to be given the parameters of my work…and then allowed the freedom to do my job."…In addition, we always ask candidates who will be managing others what their management style is,…and again, not once has anyone ever said, "I'm a micromanager."…In fact, most people make a point of saying that they're not, and yet in reality micromanagement happens all of the time.…
You've probably been micromanaged, I certainly have, and you may have actually micromanaged…someone else, I've done that too.…So with all the good intentions, how is this happening so much?…Well, it's usually due to one of three things.…The first cause is an incomplete evaluation process.…As I mentioned earlier, the evaluation phase is the phase that most people skip because…
The course reveals what delegation can do for you and your team and introduces a four-phase model to delegate tasks and manage projects large and small. The phases include evaluating the task, handing the task over, supporting task completion, and closing the task. In between, learn how to pick the right level of autonomy for each task and the best ways to avoid micromanagement.
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- What is delegation?
- Evaluating tasks
- Determining which tasks to delegate
- Assigning tasks
- Meeting with team members
- Providing team support
- Avoiding micromanaging and the fear of letting go
- Accepting delegation from your boss