Working with a Control Freak
The micromanager would be very happy if his or her team shows up on time and delivers on time. Of course that doesn’t always happen in real life, so it’s important for your staff to be extra reliable. A control freak loves to be in control. In order for the manager to not make unfair requests to the team, talk to your staff about efficiently coordinating all the tasks. In that case the manager won’t step in if you have everything under control.
Prepare for their needs
Stay ahead of the manager’s schedule and prepare for what’s coming up. This will help release tension for the both of you. You can identify any problems and stop them from escalating in the future. Also, have fresh ideas and alternatives ready to share with the management team should a problem arise.
Watch for behavioral patterns
Usually the manager has a typical behavioral pattern at work (and probably in his or her personal life too). Micromanagers are known to be very predictable. There might be certain days and times of the week where the manager’s mood swings lashes out. Be prepared for this to help ease the manager.
Since the launch of GenPink in 2007 various guest bloggers have contributed great content! If you have a post or topic idea you'd like to share please email PR (at) genpink (dot) com. Follow us on Twitter at @GenPink.
View all posts by Guest →