A person who is driven by fear and anxiety into mettling with others' work. Micromanagers are bosses or peers who constantly seek to usurp the decision rights of others. Their excessively insecure and competitive nature causes them to react negatively to ideas and efforts not their own. If they possess authority, they will aggressively use it to control the way work gets done around them. They are typically focused on process rather than results. They criticize others far more frequently than they praise them.
A micromanager is motivated by a fear of receiving blame for "mistakes" made on their watch. They will try to reduce risk by squelching the initiative of others and they will try to insure no mistakes are being made by insisting on reviewing and "approving" work. Frequently, they will make unnecessary requests for more work and will provide repeated edits.
Almost all micromanagers are workaholics with codependent relationships in the organization. They surround themselves with bureaucrats when they can. Their relationship to their boss is far more important to them than their relationship to their staff or peers. If a micromanager has been in their position for a long time and are perceived as successful, then the organizational disfunction is institutional. Many organizations succeed by utilizing micromanagers to "ensure quality" or to make other employees depart.
The typical experience for an employee working for a micromanager is repleat with frustratio...
Someone who overanalyzes things and can at times be extremely petty about it. Paying attention to minute details that are a waste of time and energy. Has a tendency to accuse others of possible wrong doing just to have someone to be the scape goat to their insecurity and constant need to control something or somebody.
Dan is constantly accounting for every pencil and paper clip and has to nit pick about who spent the last $800 and isnt satisfied if the explaination doesnt fit his mold of what the money was used for even if the evidence is presented proving that the money was spent wisely. Dan always has this micromanager mentality which is highly annoying.