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micromanage

[mahy-kroh-man-ij] /ˈmaɪ kroʊˌmæn ɪdʒ/
verb (used with object), micromanaged, micromanaging.
1.
to manage or control with excessive attention to minor details.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90
Related forms
micromanagement, noun
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Examples from the web for micromanage
  • The problem is that faculty have an incessant need to micromanage-everything.
  • The university has gone way too far and is attempting to micromanage the activities of students in a totally inappropriate way.
  • Who does it exactly is not essential and to micromanage as such would be seen as meddling.
  • Faith in the government's ability to micromanage the economy faded.
  • We do not need to ban development or micromanage which technology is used.
  • One regional governor told us that he has to micromanage everything because there are so few competent people around him.
  • But the agency did not micromanage-it essentially asked industry to manage a federal grant.
  • Don't micromanage the war with political brinksmanship.
  • The government should not be permitted to micromanage the economy and decide what industries will thrive or perish.
  • They have an infinite number of details to consider and probably micromanage subordinates and situations.
British Dictionary definitions for micromanage

micromanage

/ˈmaɪkrəʊˌmænɪdʒ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to control (a business or project) with excessive attention to minor details
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Word Origin and History for micromanage
v.

by 1982, from micro- + manage (v.). Related: Micromanagement; micromanaged; micromanaging.

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