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Posted Thursday, February 7, 2013 11:48 AM


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That is a very typical repsonse from a micromanager. As I said before, they don't tend to like people to know that they don't have their priorities in order, so they give general response like this. "Just do them all.." They also typically avoid answering emails as well, because this tends to require a response that that they can be quoted on later in a meeting. Micromanagers typically change their minds all the time, primarily because they don't have a clear battle plan or methodology. So as a result, they do not like anything that can possibly pin them down.. Like I said, they can be the most frustrating and demoralizing force in the workplace. I tell folks all the time that don't answer emails, "You are in the IT business and that requires communication, if you don't like answering emails then maybe you should consider another line of work."

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That is a very typical repsonse from a micromanager. As I said before, they don't tend to like people to know that they don't have their priorities in order, so they give general response like this. "Just do them all.." They also typically avoid answering emails as well, because this tends to require a response that that they can be quoted on later in a meeting. Micromanagers typically change their minds all the time, primarily because they don't have a clear battle plan or methodology. So as a result, they do not like anything that can possibly pin them down.. Like I said, they can be the most frustrating and demoralizing force in the workplace. I tell folks all the time that don't answer emails, "You are in the IT business and that requires communication, if you don't like answering emails then maybe you should consider another line of work."


I tend to find that these characters do not consider themselves in IT or even in the sector that they are working in but management.

As a recent graduate (so a LONG time ago) a colleague was asking all the graduates on our team what our ambitions were. This was a totally informal chat between the guys and gals over a cup of tea (this is England, don't you know). One chap responded said that he wanted to be a manager and when asked of what he said that it didn't matter. Talk about blind ambition. I bet he achieved it and I bet he is not very good at it.


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Posted Friday, February 8, 2013 8:09 AM


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Gary Varga (2/8/2013)One chap responded said that he wanted to be a manager and when asked of what he said that it didn't matter.



Gary,

Like I said before, it's about control. Micromanagers want control over other people's lives. It's not about helping other people in their team to acheive their goals and/or the companies goals, its about their need to control. It's about self-promotion, in other words it's about them...


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