How to let go and stop micromanaging

11/15/2011 | Harvard Business Review online

Ron Ashkenas examines two reasons some bosses turn into micromanagers, even if they didn't intend to. Managers want to feel connected. Plus, it's hard to switch gears from being an operator to managing the process. "[M]anagers have to trust their people to manage day-to-day operations and coach them as needed, rather than trying to do it for them," Ashkenas writes.

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