I have found the less the micromanager knows, the better off you are.
I am the Web Administrator for a midsize corporation. I report directly to the IT Director (micromanager). I have to keep him informed on every little thing I am doing duringthe day. If I pick my nose, he wants to know when, how long, and if I was successful. (Those of you being micromanaged, you understand) I have found that the more detailed I get in my explanations of problems or situations, the more confused he gets (he is not web development savvy) and the more he tells me I don’t know what I am talking about, and the worse my situation gets. So, I give him the bare minimum that I can, then he does not get confused and I don’t get yelled at.
The main article for this thread, describes my manager to the tee. I wish I could get him to read it!
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