Friday, May 1, 2009

Don't Micro-manage Me

Woot! Micro-Managing work harpy is NOT the shit!

So a few months ago, I finally got things changed up a bit at work and I am no longer having most of my work tasks being overseen by a micro-managing harpy. My boss was a bit concerned about whether or not I could really handle my job and how much I might have needed her oversight. I just had my focal review and low and behold, I am doing a good job and she has seen great improvement over the past couple months. She wasn't sure how the harpy filter may have been helping or huting my work. Yeah... kinda what I've been saying for the past year.

I hate that I had to struggle so much for her to listen but I'm glad she is seeing that what I've been saying is true. I work much better when I am actually given the responsibility of doing my job myself and not being questioned every 10 minutes by a micro manager about why I don't do it all HER way instead of my own.

What's even better is that now that the harpy's focus is off me, she can't toot her own horn about how she manages my work and has managed to make a couple good mistakes of her own. The evil part of me rejoices.. sometimes she needs to be taken down a peg or two and at least now my boss actually can see it for herself.

What I've learned though is that I DO NOT do well being micromanaged... so please don't... and think about it if you have employees who you feel you need to babysit all the time... maybe if you cut them a little slack, maybe they will shine rather than fail.