posted on May, 29 2012 @ 10:02 PM
I don't see nearly enough business discussions here, so let's keep this alive shall we?
There is a time and place for micro-managing IMO. If a business is running smoothly, is profitable and has losses that are both minimal and
acceptable, then micro-managing is overkill. If the business is large enough though, you will still need to micro-manage on a daily basis as simply a
maintenance measure. Maintaining your level of productivity and profitability will help ensure it stays that way.
If a business is in a state of disarray to where it's evident to even an untrained eye, then the only way to get it back on track is to micro-manage
every single detail their is. Build it back from the ground up even. Regardless of what your business is, whether you're into computer repair or
selling shoes, your inventory is always going to be the most important factor. Buying, selling, producing, maintaining,,,,,it doesn't matter. You're
not going to make money if you don't have your inventory in line. And if you do make money, it's not going to be nearly as much as you could.
What most employees see when they have a boss who micro-manages is the personal aspect of it. They see the boss being a jerk, hard to talk to or hard
to just even approach. This might be because micro-managing takes skill at being able to organize and prioritize your thoughts and actions. Not
everyone can do this effectively and, out of the few who can, even fewer still can couple those skills with being personable all at the same time. The
bottom line with this; don't expect a personable boss who has to micro-manage and you won't be disappointed. Even on a simple maintenance level when
the business is running smoothly, depending on the size of the business and the amount of sales, micro-managing can be stressful. Necessary, but