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Confessions of a Recovering Micromanager
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Confessions of a Recovering Micromanager

In the video above, Chieh Huang, cofounder and CEO of Box.com, asks, "If we know that micromanagement isn't really effective, why do we do it?" Huang defines micromanagement as "taking great, wonderful, imaginative people, bringing them into an organization and then crushing their souls by telling them what font to use." He learned that people want control over their jobs. So, micromanagement is not effective.

  • What is the downside of not micromanaging?
  • Why is failure necessary?
  • What is the upside of not micromanaging?
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