Is Your Boss Too Controlling? Many Employees Clash With Micromanagers

Managers who can't stop themselves from micromanaging is a big problem for many companies. When employees move on, it's often mentioned as the main reason for their departure.
Micromanagement can kill motivation, employee creativity and job satisfaction. It's the biggest beef many workers have about their boss. Source: sorbetto

Micromanagement is routinely the top complaint people have about their bosses, and in today's good job market where workers have more options, that's a bigger problem for employers.

People might have their own definition of when a manager crosses into being too controlling, but most people would probably agree that Marjon Bell's former boss would fit.

On her first day on a marketing job at a Virginia Beach, Va., insurance

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