I have a few bosses. My work situation has been a little unclear who is really my boss, but my work has been mostly self-directed for a decade, so that is fine. Then there is my wife.
Now, I have the toddler. The others are far more lassez-faire. The toddler?
- Everything is now.
- Everything has to be done in a very specific way.
- And the visions are poorly explained, so meeting the expectation is difficult when the thing is something new.
Thankfully, most of the time, I meet or exceed expectations.
I need to do some looking into the etymology of the term micromanager to see if the original description was of a boss who acts like a toddler.