Many startup founders and small business owners suffer from the illusion that no one else can take care of things like they can. After all, we’ve been with the business from the start, have seen the ups and downs and know every facet of the business. As a result, we try to keep a hand in everything, jumping in frequently to save the day. In a word, we micromanage.

Anyone who has been micromanaged by a boss, parent or spouse understands just how annoying and detrimental this behavior is. In a 2011 Accountemps survey, 68% of employees said that working for a micromanager decreased their morale. Frankly, I’m surprised the number isn’t higher. Read more…

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6 ways to help you stop micromanaging your employees