micromanage Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “micromanage” in the English Dictionary

"micromanage" in British English

See all translations

micromanageverb [T]

uk   /ˈmaɪ.krəʊˌmæn.ɪdʒ/  us   /-kroʊˌ-/ often disapproving
to ​control every ​part of a ​situation, ​evensmalldetails: The ​headteacher shouldn't be ​trying to micromanage what ​happens in the ​classroom.
noun [U] uk   us   /-mənt/
noun [C] uk   /r/  us   //
(Definition of micromanage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"micromanage" in Business English

See all translations

micromanageverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈmaɪkrəˌmænɪdʒ/ often disapproving
HR, WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT to ​control every ​part of a ​situation, ​project, etc., ​evenincluding the ​small details, in a way that may not be necessary and may not give enough ​responsibility to other ​employees: She tends to micromanage, frustrating ​staffmembers with her unwillingness to ​delegatetasks. It is not the CEO's ​job to micromanage the ​company.
noun [U]
There should be less micromanagement by ​marketing and more ​authority and ​accountabilityflowing to ​sales.
(Definition of micromanage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “micromanage”
in Chinese (Simplified) 细节管理…
in Chinese (Traditional) 細節管理,微觀管理…
What is the pronunciation of micromanage?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“micromanage” in British English

“micromanage” in Business English

Word of the Day


showing no fear of dangerous or difficult things

Word of the Day

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
by Colin McIntosh,
December 01, 2015
Are you a fan of shows like Doctor Who and Star Trek? Both shows have been around since the 1960s, and, not surprisingly, have generated some of their own vocabulary, some of which has now entered the Cambridge English Dictionary. The phenomenon of fandom, meaning “the state of being a fan of

Read More 

conversational user interface noun
conversational user interface noun
November 30, 2015
a computer interface that provides information to users in normal, conversational speech in response to spoken requests Nearly every major tech company—from Amazon to Intel to Microsoft to Google—is chasing the sort of conversational user interface that Kaplan and his colleagues at PARC imagined decades ago.

Read More