I disagree. Communication is great if you can not request a status every 30 minutes. If you want status, ask at the end of the day, and do it through a database. Don't STOP production and stuff everyone in a meeting room every 30 minutes wanting to know what the status of a project is.
Don't hover over the employee. I had a manager who wanted to Micromanage me and he and she wanted to go down the entire list of things that had to be done. My response: "Your so f-ing smart, do it yourself." I never seen the manager again.
There is responsible project management, that takes into account reasonable time expectations, and then their is the backassed way of project management. Overtime, overbudget, and nothing to show. The later is backassed. Do it right the first time and you wouldn't have to hover.
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