6 Ways to Leave Micromanagement Behind and Become a Macro Manager

This week on The JSA Blog, we’re sharing some news based on what we are seeing in the current marketplace.

There are many benefits in life to simply choosing to let go. When we find ourselves constantly in a battle to maintain control, we inevitably realize that it’s an unrealistic goal to achieve. There are simply too many variables and factors that are beyond our control to keep a grasp on it all. In a professional managerial setting, becoming a macro manager as opposed to a micro manager can help you get the most out of your team.

As much as managers want to keep a close eye on their team, micromanagement often leads to low-morale employees that are not maximizing their productivity and creativity. To get the most out of your team, there needs to be a mutual feeling of trust. Macro managers empower their team by trusting them to complete tasks without monitoring them every step of the way. Employees who are micromanaged can eventually burn out and won’t be as quick to grow and develop new skills.

According to INC.com, here are 6 ways to leave micromanagement behind and become a macro manager:

  1. Become a manager who knows how to delegate. This will enable you to focus on broader strategic initiatives and cultivate a workplace culture of trust and productivity.
  2. Promote open communication. Transparency gives employees the opportunity to take ownership of their roles, and establishes a collaborative environment where information flows freely, empowering the team to thrive independently.
  3. Communicate clear expectations. When team members clearly understand their roles and responsibilities, it aligns everyone’s efforts towards shared goals, and allows you to focus on the bigger picture while your team operates cohesively and efficiently.
  4. Create target checkpoints. These targets provide a structured framework for monitoring progress and allows team members to take ownership of their tasks. This frees up your time to concentrate on other responsibilities while ensuring that key milestones are met along the way.
  5. Give feedback and recognize success and achievements. This will motivate employees and encourage a culture of self-accountability and continuous improvement, allowing your team to flourish with confidence.
  6. Shift your emphasis from the process to the end result. This shift gives your team a chance to exercise creativity and autonomy in achieving outcomes, allowing them to develop new skills and find new ways to successfully complete tasks and see a project to the finish line.

For more details and to read the full article from INC.com, click the link below!