My Boss is a Micromanager! How Do I Get Some Breathing Room?

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Ever feel like your boss is watching your every move? In this segment of Life Quakes, a new grad describes a seriously micromanaging boss. Even sending an email requires approval! Hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest counselor Joann ‘JoJo’ Venant offers advice on how to handle this tricky work situation.

JoJo shares tips on talking to your boss about needing more independence. She also explains why your boss might be micromanaging in the first place.

Understanding Your Boss

Your boss might have good intentions but could be overbearing. They may simply want to ensure you’re on the right track.

Focusing on Solutions

Approach the conversation from a problem-solving angle. Explain how more freedom could improve your work and benefit the team.

Knowing When to Walk Away 

If the situation doesn’t improve, it might be time to consider a different work environment.

Have you dealt with a micromanager? Share your experiences and advice in the comments!

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