When I’ve talked to people who are struggling with their managers, there’s usually a variety of reasons. But one reason that comes up quite frequently is the issue of micromanaging. A manager might be really supportive and well intentioned, but when micromanaging enters the picture, it can cause a great deal of damage. It’s so difficult to feel capable in your work with someone watching over your shoulder and nitpicking smalls tasks.
In this Ted Talk by Chieh Huang, the CEO of Boxed, he talks about his difficulties in letting go of control when moving from running a small company solo to leading a huge business. He has great examples of the amazing things can happen when a manager trusts his employees to be innovative and work out their own solutions.