The road to hell is usually paved with good intentions.
Too many good people have a tendency to control every detail – however small or insignificant – of their company. This penchant for micromanagement usually comes from a good place because they care deeply about the quality of the work. Unfortunately, pouring over every little detail slows workflow, stagnates the growth of talented associates, stifles communication, and, worst of all, creates a “wait to be told” culture.
When everything must flow through a micromanager, progress grinds to a halt.
How do you stop the well-intentioned micromanaging? You hire good people, allow them to make (and learn from) mistakes, and trust them. The key is to stay involved while avoiding micromanaging.
The quality of work is far better and, perhaps more importantly, the culture will improve dramatically.