Lots of management texts and courses tell us about the details of planning, organising and managing.  One problem is that managers can tend to think that they themselves have to immerse themselves in the detail.  They become micromanagers, obsessed about small steps and detail – instead of concentrating on the big picture and trusting others ‘down the chain’ to worry about detail.

Employees see this as a lack of trust – and can often even see the manager doing their job for them.  Naturally, they turn off and disengage

Nobody likes to be micromanaged. So, don’t do it.