Discovering the Between Micromanaging and Supporting

Discovering the Line Between Micromanaging and Supporting

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In today’s workplace, discovering the fine line between micromanaging and supporting employees is crucial for effective leadership. This line, however, is not universal. Each employee has unique needs and preferences when it comes to the level of guidance they require. Understanding and respecting these differences is key to fostering a productive and positive work environment. Understanding Micromanaging Micromanagement is characterized by excessive control and a lack of delegation. My clients tell me that being on the receiving end of micromanaging can be very demotivating. And other clients tell me that managing performance closely can be exhausting, but it is also…

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Managing Workplace Perceptions: A Hidden Challenge

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Managing workplace perceptions can be a stealthy saboteur of harmony and productivity. They often go unnoticed until they snowball into significant issues. Perceptions are frequently the most elusive and yet the most impactful out of all the workplace challenges I encounter. Let’s delve into why perceptions matter and how to manage them effectively. The Invisible Barrier Perceptions are subjective interpretations of reality. Individual experiences, emotions, and biases form perceptions. In the workplace, these perceptions can lead to misunderstandings, miscommunications, and unnecessary drama. Furthermore, employees might feel undervalued, misunderstood, or unfairly treated based on their perceptions, even when the reality might…

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breaking free from workplace drama

Break Free from Workplace Drama

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You may have wondered how you can break free from workplace drama. Karpman’s drama triangle, a concept that illuminates the dynamics of interpersonal conflict, helps us see how drama happens in the workplace in the first place. Within this triangle, three roles emerge: the victim, the “bad” person, and the rescuer. At some point in our lives, we’ve all found ourselves embodying one of these roles. Perhaps it’s the “woe is me” victim mentality that creeps in on challenging days. Or it could be the desire to swoop in and rescue someone from their troubles. But what happens when these…

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