It's a manager's job to ensure that workers are being productive. But some managers can take it a bit too far, especially when they constantly check in on their employees. If you've suffered under a controlling manager, we want to hear your story.
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Microsoft founder Bill Gates recently confessed that he used to memorise the number plates of his employees' vehicles so he could keep tabs on when they are coming into work and and when they finish up. A famously diligent worker, Gates' standards for his staff were high. But even he admitted that he was a "little more intense than most people" and had to scale back his micromanagement ways as the company grew.
Previously, we've talked about how when a manager micromanages, it's not necessarily a bad thing, but this type of control freak behaviour can easily get out of hand. Staff morale suffers and it leads to a generally miserable workplace.
This is particularly bad when an offending manager tracks your movements more diligent than a government spy agency.
We have written about how to deal with micromanagers in the past, but we want to hear from you guys. If you've had experience with a control freak boss who keeps tracks of everything you do in your workplace, tell us your story in the comments.