In the original post, I described Fleur as a micromanager.
Almost a year later, I think things have improved somewhat.
- Everything is now: Except now there is a bit of patience sometimes. I have to acknowledge having received the order and appear to make progress.
- Everything has to be done in a very specific way: I get much more leeway sometimes, having developed trust in my capabilities.
- And the visions are poorly explained, so meeting the expectation is difficult when the thing is something new: With better delivered specifications and my asking questions to fill in the gaps.
Much of this is my understanding the boss’ expectations and processes better. Much of this could be her appreciating my efforts to keep her world efficient and well run.
I still am working on how to address the things that still frustrate her. For instance, I need to improve acknowledgement instead of just trying to complete it. Many times the task takes longer than a few seconds, so she thinks I am not paying attention.