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.
Teenagers have an under developed prefrontal cortex. This is the part of the brain that interrupts emotional responses and considers the potential effects before acting. Teenagers look enough adult-like we want to treat them as adults, but they also have yet to grow the brain into their bodies.
Toddlers DGAF. Stimulus-response. Galahad is having to deal with the consequences of lack of planning, thinking three moves ahead, and a toddler who makes him pay the consequences.
He was in a bad mood, but he came upstairs to make a showing of his displeasure. Fleur who adores him now has made him sit and watch the same annoying video (we all hate) over and over.
She sounds so happy.
He sounds grumpier. Well, until she has worn him down.
My hope is that experiences like this will help him grow into being more mindful.