Micro-managing vs delegation

December 19, 2016 - TAGS: Employers, Managing

Good management is essential to the long-term success of any business. Although there are many different management styles to choose from, micro-management and delegation are the most widely recognized techniques used within the business world. To become a successful manager, you must learn to assess a situation and determine which tasks are beneficial to delegate and when it may be necessary to micro-manage.


Delegation involves assigning tasks to your employees that can be easily completed by someone other than you. If you choose to manage your employees using delegation, ensure that you remain in control of critical tasks that only you are equipped to handle.

Benefits of delegation:



Micro-managing involves engaging in close supervision and control over your employees and their work. Micro-management is often considered a negative management approach; however there are some notable situations in which micro-managing may be beneficial to your small business.

Benefits of micro-managing:

Consequences of micro-managing:

Whether you choose delegation or micro-management, there are a number of different management styles that you can use to ensure the long-term success of your small business. Keeping these tips in mind, now it's your turn to decide what management style works best for you!


Posted by Mike on December 19, 2016
Out-sourcing is sometimes necessary. However, one should always remember that any learning and experience will accrue to outsiders. A hollowed-out enterprise faces a bleak future.

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