Micromanagement: Management and Leadership Style

3243 words 13 pages
Micromanagement
Submitted by
Thomas Krell

Prepared for
MNGT 5000

Table of Contents
Abstract…………………………………………………………………………………………3
Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………….4
The Directing Leadership Style………………………………………………………………...4
Micromanagement and the Directing Leadership Style………………………………………..6
Reasons for Micromanagement…………………………………………………………………6
Alternative Leadership Styles…………………………………………………………………..7
The Participative Leadership Style……………………………………………………………..8
The Delegating Leadership Style……………………………………………………………….9
The Transformational Leadership Style…………………………………………………………9
The Transactional Leadership Style……………………………………………………………10
Mitigating Micromanagement………………………………………………………………….11
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Though there are merits to an autocratic style of leadership, it is usually more frowned-upon than admired. That being said the linking of the two definitions makes it advantageous to identify the traits and behaviors of the micromanager and determine the pitfalls of such a leadership style.
Reasons for Micromanagement In order to negate redundancy, with micromanagement and the directing style of leadership defined, it is prudent to explore the specific reasons for micromanagement. Reasons for micromanagement include managers who find themselves in a situation where they do not fully trust their employees, for example: working with a new employee or an employee that does not possess a certain amount of expertise or experience. Other reasons include manager’s who had used an alternative leadership style in the past and was let down by employees who failed to deliver or managers who have a learned trait of extreme

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