Getting a business degree in college really shaped my thinking. I always have a management lens in every situation. I think there are basically two types of bosses.
1. Micro manager- completely hands on, doesn’t show trust in employees.
2. Macro manager- more hands off, lets employees have control over their job.
I know these are big generalizations, but I think they fit the overall feel of each type of management.
I’m not going to question what type of boss people enjoy until the next post. For me I need someone who will show me how they want me to do the job (micromanage) the first few days, and then leave me alone and let me do a good job (macromanage).
The question here is what is the most effective type of management? What makes people work harder and work more efficiently?
My answer may surprise you. I’ll give that later.