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How Not To Be A Micromanager From Hell

Being bossy all the time is not always fun. Though you will need to have control over your company, it’s important to take some time to just and relax and don’t worry about dictatating every single move that goes on. Step back sometimes and think about the bigger things that need to be done.

 

 

What does this mean for your startup team and you? Well in order to not seem like too much of a dictator, try first to have small meetings. Short meetings at the end of every week to regroup and see how everyone is doing with their projects. Big meetings every day become boring, making work monotonous and not fun for the people who work under you. Keep the morale up by making work fresh and fun.

 

Having Fun At The Office

Fun in the office can be one of the most important, but forgotten, morale boosters. I feel people forget that going to work can be fun and enjoyable. Fun environments promote a cheerful atmosphere, no secrets there. A gleaming cheerful environment will make people skip into work, ready to start their day at your company.

 

 

While keeping the fun going, making sure deadlines are met is critical. You can keep a good balance of fun and productivity within your company. If something is lacking, find the weakest link in your work chain. Everybody knows time is money and you don’t want to be wasting time loosing money. The money that’s being wasted is probably your own money if you’re funding your own startup business.

 

Set Goals While Including Everyone

Along with deadlines, setting goals can help your team and you make deadlines. Keep your team on one accord and work together. Chaos in a team stifles progress, unless maybe if it’s organized chaos.

 

Spread The Love Around The Office

Being the big bosswoman or man, you want to have an overall vision of where you want to see your business heading in one year, two years, three and so on and so on. As you can see micromanaging may cloud your mind and you can forget about your long-term goals because you are worried about your short-term goals. Have a few people help with the short term so you do not have to worry about it. Delegate without micromanaging.

 

 

Keeping your team in the dark is not so cool; share the vision with them. Make them part of the dream. This may allow people to work together and want to achieve your goals and vision.

 

You don’t always have to be the boss from hell, lighten up, and have fun with your team.

 

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Author : David Hopkins

David tries to feel the world through his five senses. Traveling to the beach is his way to get away from the big city. Poetry was his introduction to exploring writing as an art and not just something that has to be done. Finding his voice through words is very important to David.

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