4The Immortalization of Frank Sinatra “My Way”

The title of this book, My Way or the Highway, is a phrase that is the essence of micromanagement. Five words that clearly capture the meaning of the micromanagement behavior of exercising relentless control over methodologies. People who micromanage attempt to rule and dominate “how” things are going to be done.

This behavior ranks number one on the micromanagement survey. Sixty-three percent of current managers and 71% of nonmanagers stated they have experienced this controlling behavior consistently from their managers. Thirty-seven percent of current managers and 42% of nonmanagers experience this behavior from peers, coworkers, and team members.

Confusion reigns when people do not understand ...

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