Micromanagement: Everyone knows the term. Some fear and even avoid any company that’s associated with the word. But what is it, really? By definition, micromanagement is a management style whereby a manager closely observes or controls the work of subordinates or employees. Micromanagement generally has a negative connotation. In reality, most of us see it as management’s attempt at digging its fingers deep into the pie of those actually doing the work. It’s a way for management to ensure that tasks are performed in a very precise manner – in other words, management’s way. Problem is, this isn’t always the right – or most productive – way of doing things. And that’s just one of the issues with micromanagement.