You could be suffering from the common but deadly condition of micromanaging if your team seems less productive, morale is low, or… if someone has told you. Being aware is the first step toward the cure.
Here’s what the doctor ordered:
More delegating and mentoring. Challenge yourself to “give away“ one task today. What can they take off your plate?
Let go of control over every process and outcome. If the task isn’t urgent, don’t check in until you said you would.
Trust ‘em! You hired them because they’re skilled and competent. Have a check-in meeting to see how projects are going, then step back to let them figure things out.
Repeat this mantra: “By not stepping in, I’m helping my team learn, grow, and be more confident for our company and mission.”
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