Micromanaging your team can lead to success. However, if you want a team that functions at a high level and with creativity, you must give your team some autonomy. Instead of dictating how you want a project to be completed, describe, in detail, the results you want. Your role as a leader is provide your team with what they need, and to remove obstacles – make sure you are not one of those obstacles.
Instead of constantly checking up on your team’s progress, ask these questions:
- What do you need to complete this project?
- What is in the way?
- How can I help?
Make sure you engage in conversation with your team. Notice that the questions above are open-ended; they open the door for conversation. Look for ways to help, but stay out of the way. Your team will appreciate your confidence in them.