Everyone has their own way of doing things. Don’t get upset when someone does it in a different way than you do. It works for them and after all they’re responsible with getting it done. You don’t have to be in total control of everything. If you want help, let go a little and give others the freedom to assist you in their way. It will still get done.
Micro-managing is never a good thing. It’s a sign of disrespect and shows others that you don’t trust them or that you don’t trust in their abilities to help you. No organization, be it business or personal, can survive in that kind of environment. The problem isn’t within others to do the job, it’s within you at being controlling. So stop it!
There are many ways of doing things. Even things that have step by step procedures have slight variations in how they can be implemented. Stop focusing on the micro-details in someone else’s tasks and pay attention to what you need to get done. Delegation means letting someone else be in charge of getting a task done. So let them do it and you go on to your own thing.
It’s not helpful to you or someone else when you stand over their shoulder and watch them perform the task you need them to do for you. What’s the point in attaining their help? Hand over the task and walk away. It’s ok to check in with them after lunch. But until then, let go of the concern and trust that they are more than capable of doing what you’ve asked them to do. Continue reading