Trade Micromanagement for Trust
Try these tips to help you let go of the details and focus on the bigger picture, with the added bonus of building trust with your team. 

Ask Your Staff - The only way you can get a sense of the scope of the effects of micromanagement is to ask your staff. Taking the time to ask the opinions of your team is trust-building, as it shows that you value their input. Anonymity is key when asking for honest opinions of the people whose paychecks you sign, so it may be a good idea to hire a third party to survey your staff.

Get Your Priorities Straight - Does it really matter if the font on your weekly marketing flyer is Calibri or Arial? Take a step back and analyze your to-do list. Separate items that require your involvement from those that don’t and delegate where possible. Letting go of a few tasks shows your staff that you trust them, and you will be amazed at the positive impact it will have on your team. 

Get Real with Your Team - Tell your staff you’re working on your micromanaging ways. Honesty goes a long way when building trust. Be explicit in what details you need to know in upcoming projects. Focus on answers to questions of “when” and “where” and let your staff figure out the “how.”
 
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