Micro-management occurs when the manager delegates the workload of a task but not the responsibility--e.g., the manager who constantly hovers over his or her subordinates, questioning their every move, harping on imperfections, and generally being abit of a nuisance.
Hands on management occurs when a manager delegates workloads and responsibilities, and then also takes on a few grunt tasks himself or herself. A hands-on manager is one who leads by example, who lives the work ethic and values he or she would preach to subordinates.
Peter Nayland Kust
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