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micromanage

verb [I or T]
 
 
/ˈmaɪkrəˌmænɪdʒ/ often disapproving
HR, WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT to control every part of a situation, project, etc., even including 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 staff members with her unwillingness to delegate tasks. It is not the CEO's job to micromanage the company.
micromanagement noun [U]
Translations of “micromanage”
in Chinese (Traditional) 細節管理,微觀管理…
in Chinese (Simplified) 细节管理…
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