A Day in the Life of a Micromanager (Part 1 of 2)

Part 1

Meet Marian, the director of storage at a large manufacturing plant. She has been in the manufacturing business for 20 years really since she was 17 years old. She loves working in the field, and knows a lot about every level of manufacturing. She is wise beyond her years and probably will end up being the plant manager in short order.

Marian is task obsessed. She has a very difficult time letting her staff do the work they’re supposed to do. She micromanages and makes every decision in her area.   She examines it, analyses it, and gives her staff the answer. Every week she meets with her staff and they discuss all the issues and problems that are occurring. They meet from 9 AM till 5 PM every Wednesday because she has to know every detail of everything that is being done.

It has been said that women micromanage more than men. Statistics are probably more around the position of power and perfectionism plays a very big role in women managers. In a Gallup poll of 2000 adults, Americans say that female bosses micromanage more than male bosses by 44%.

(Read the remainder of Marian’s story on the next blog post)


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