verb (used with object), micromanaged, micromanaging.
to manage or control with excessive attention to minor details.


micromanagement, noun
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micromanage (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌmænɪdʒ)
(tr) to control (a business or project) with excessive attention to minor details

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Word Origin & History

by 1982, from micro- + manage. Related: Micromanagement; micromanaging.
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Example sentences
The problem is that faculty have an incessant need to micromanage-everything.
But the agency did not micromanage-it essentially asked industry to manage a federal grant.
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.
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