How to be a macromanager

No one likes being micromanaged. And few people even like to be a micromanager. The whole thing seems like a waste of time.

But the crime of micromanagement is about more than just inefficiency. It’s about an inability to make your own decisions, a loss of empowerment, a distrust between micromanager and micromanagee. Wasted knowledge and expertise, underutilized processing power, and an accountability vortex.

The better way is called macromanagement. In five easy steps:

    1. Hire the right people.
    2. Talk to them about the goals and strategic direction.
    3. Pay attention to the result.
    4. Talk to them about course corrections.
    5. But otherwise stay out of the way.

Well, steps one through four are easy. That last one is the hardest.