micromanage
verb Date: 1976 transitive verb to manage especially with excessive control or attention to details intransitive verb to direct or conduct the activities of a group or an enterprise by micromanaging them • micromanagement nounmicromanager noun

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  • micromanage — mi‧cro‧man‧age [ˈmaɪkrəʊˌmænɪdʒ ǁ kroʊ ] verb [intransitive, transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES to organize and control every part of a job, project etc, especially in a way that annoys the people doing the work: • He does not micromanage the company s… …   Financial and business terms

  • micromanage — (v.) by 1982, from MICRO (Cf. micro ) + MANAGE (Cf. manage) (v.). Related: Micromanagement; micromanaged; micromanaging …   Etymology dictionary

  • micromanage — [mī΄krō man′ij] vt. micromanaged, micromanaging to manage or control very closely, as by making decisions about even the smallest details, often so as to be regarded as acting inefficiently or counterproductively micromanagement n …   English World dictionary

  • micromanage — UK [ˈmaɪkrəʊˌmænɪdʒ] / US [ˈmaɪkroʊˌmænɪdʒ] verb [transitive] Word forms micromanage : present tense I/you/we/they micromanage he/she/it micromanages present participle micromanaging past tense micromanaged past participle micromanaged showing… …   English dictionary

  • micromanage — micromanagement, n. /muy kroh man ij/, v.t., micromanaged, micromanaging. to manage or control with excessive attention to minor details. [1985 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • micromanage — verb To manage, direct, or control a person, group, or system to an unnecessary level of detail or precision. The employees complained that their boss was micromanaging too much when she insisted that they account for their time in fifteen minute …   Wiktionary

  • micromanage — mi|cro|man|age [ˈmaıkrəuˌmænıdʒ US krou ] v [T] to organize and control all the details of another person s work in a way that they think is annoying >micromanagement n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • micromanage — mi|cro|man|age [ maıkrou,mænıdʒ ] verb transitive to control every part of a business or system in a way that is not necessary or useful …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • micromanage — v. administer details in a meticulous manner; supervise in a controlling way …   English contemporary dictionary

  • micromanage — verb N. Amer. control every aspect, however minor, of (an enterprise or activity). Derivatives micromanagement noun micromanager noun …   English new terms dictionary

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