Hi all, Just looking for some guidance about this.
--- My Boss is accusing me of micromanaging.
My Supervisor is out on medical leave for a few weeks and I have been placed in the role of keeping things together.
I've continued the practice of Bi-weekly staff meetings.
She usually plays the meetings pretty loose. Not much stuff is communicated..
I on the other hand wanted to add a little more structure; especially now that I need to know what is going on.
Some of these people are my Peers.
So, with the call for the Staff meeting I sent out a brief expectation :
Please come prepared with :
• What has been accomplished in the past two weeks ?
• Whom have you collaborated with and what did you work on together ?
• Questions or polling opinions of the group for current projects
• Radar of upcoming tasks or events in your area of responsibility or department
• Radar of your upcoming personal schedule
Thanks, see you then.
And then -->
I got an email back from my Boss (who is still reading her email) that says :
"You need to cut back on this accounting for actions in staff meetings. Wrong place for it as it looks like micromanaging.... But not this reporting in front of everyone. Sounds too much like you don't trust them to do their jobs. "
Some of these people are my peers. I'm not trying to boss them around - other than, for right now, I am asking them for some organized reporting.
I think they may be bristling at the very idea that I expect them to report to me about what they are doing so I am doing it out in the open -- at a Staff meeting so that everybody hears everything and everybody on the staff knows what everybody else is doing.
That way the whole team is informed about what is going on around here in the Director's absence.
It is not about me getting people to report to just me -- it is about getting everybody together to report to everybody.
How is asking them for a bi-weekly open staff meeting organized verbal report Micro-Managing - or -not trusting them to do their jobs ?
Thanks for your ideas. I'm just trying to get my head straight on this.
--- Obviously, I will follow my instructions and cut back my expectations. I won't push anybody for anything.---