To micromanage or not to micromanage, that is the question. There are different perspectives on this topic. Someone with an alternate perspective might ask the question, “when does a leader need to be more actively involved in the details of a project”? I think there are times to be more actively involved and times when to back away. The key is having the right sense about this.
“Empowering employees does not mean that managers can’t track the status of the project. After all, senior managers and stakeholders are going to hold the manager responsible for meeting the objectives, not the employees.” – Dan Travieso
P.S. As a leader it’s essential to understand how to truly engage your employees and make sure that you’ve formulated the correct strategy for your team’s unique situation. Register to reserve your space for our next CareerClass webinar “What it means to ‘really’ engage your employees” on May 29 from 12 – 1 pm eastern time.
P.P.S. We’ll see you at this year’s Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference from May 30 to June 2 in Quebec City. Stop by our booth 719 to enter to win an Executive Coaching Program valued at $2000. Connect with Jason Parks, VP of Government Programs before the conference firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-256-2569 ext 600.