Micromanaging Boss? Yes, we can handle.
An employee wouldn’t like or be happy working under a micromanaging boss. But micromanaging is not always a bad quality, all that you need to know is how to manage them because it is impossible to change them. You need to show that you’re in control and get their grip loosened, too. Reduce all Possibilities that he/she had to Micromanage. Provide your updates proactively and regularly to your boss. Every morning, put together an email outlining what you have accomplished the day before and what you are planning to accomplish on that day. Your boss will know exactly where your current workload stands and if required he/she will provide their input. Eventually he/she will realize that you’re organized and detail-oriented and that you can manage your responsibilities without his/her constant intervention. Confrontation doesn’t usually seem like a feasible option, speak out whenever required or during one-on-one conversations which help him/her understand what is preventing you doing your regular work. Ask your boss for an opportunity to complete a small project on your own from start to finish and discuss what you did well and what you can improve upon it the next time. Say that, this is an opportunity for your boss to evaluate your work and if you knock it out of the park, you’ll instantly convey that you can work independently of your manager’s constant input and you can notice differences in his/her behavior. Shifting your micromanaging boss and his/her management style won’t be easy and it definitely won’t be immediate. But if you can show him/her that you’re trustworthy, thorough and ultimately on top of your work, you’ll be able to inspire that change over time not only in your bosses but also your subordinates.