Everyone has a different style of management; some tend to delicate tasks, while others like to do things their way. While everyone is entitled to their management style, they need to understand the needs of other people as well.
Most entrepreneurs treat their start-ups like their baby, and why shouldn’t they? But, sometimes, their love and affection become harmful for their good, and micromanagement happens to be one of those traits. Micromanagement is when managers and CEOs start interfering in every person’s business.
Here’s why you should never do it.
1. You Kill the Creativity of Everyone Around You
Let’s face it; whoever is working in a start-up is passionate about it.
Once you start to interfere in everything that your team members do, they lose their focus and creativity. They think twice before doing something, for instance, they might have a brilliant idea, but you killed it by imposing your will. And, the next time, even if they have a new idea, they won’t share it because they know you’ll do as you desire.
This seemingly small habit has disastrous consequences.
2. You Kill the Ambition and Drive of Everyone Around You
As an executive, you need to understand that everyone around you has some goals and ambitions for themselves. Once you start interfering too much, they lose the enthusiasm, passion, and drive they once had, and that lowers their productivity.
They start thinking more about what you think of them, or whether you’ll approve or reject their work (a proposal, etc.), so they go by the book, and as a start-up owner, you want people to be creative and think out-of-the-box.
3. You Stress Out Your Employees
Can you imagine what it feels like when someone stands or hovers above your shoulder all the time? Do you enjoy that? No one does, so why do you want your employees to feel that way?
If you micromanage your employees too much and start interfering in their work, they will not be able to give their best and this will affect their performance.
4. You Lose Out On Communication
Communication is a critical ingredient for a positive workplace environment. If you’re judging and micromanaging your employees too much, they become too scared of you.
They might think that you will judge them too much, which makes them overly-cautious of their choices and decisions to communicate. So, if you wish that your employees interact with you freely, you need to provide them with a comfortable and professional working space.
5. It Spoils the Ambiance in The Office
Every office has a specific environment or a working culture, which can either be happy, gloomy, positive, or negative. Micromanagement kills the positive culture and introduces sentiments of mistrust. Because you micromanage everything, your team thinks that you distrust them, and that creates a toxic atmosphere in the workplace.
Micromanagement is never a good management technique, so give people their space. You can throw your ideas, but everyone needs to be free to work at their best. You can find out about our essential mastermind services to get confidence and clarity of ideas to run your startup successfully.