summary of the difference between micromanagers and macromanagers on the Smartblog on Leadership.
|Micromanagers focus on||Macromanagers focus on|
|How: Micromanagers want to dictate how to accomplish a task.||What: Macromanagers are more concerned about the end product or what is delivered.|
|Directive: Micromanagers tend to give instructions and decrees.||Direction: Macromanagers tend to determine the destination or direction and let other figure out how to get there.|
|Procedures: Micromanagers concern themselves with regulations, processes, and other administrative issues.||Possibilities: Macromanagers focus instead on opportunities and create a compelling vision of the future.|
|Monitor: Micromanagers have mastered follow-up, ensuring that the commitments made have been delivered.||Mentor: Macromanagers focus their energy on helping others grow and develop to reach their potential.|
|Compliance: Micromanagers ensure that processes have been followed and results delivered.||Commitment: Macromanagers tap engagement and ensure a sustainable source of energy, ideas and deep connection to the organization’s mission.|
|Clearinghouse: Micromanagers serve as an orchestrator at the spoke of the wheel, accepting and funneling information where it’s required.||Collaboration: Macromanagers encourage networking and connections among group or team members to ensure strong bonds and ongoing networking to serve the organization as a whole.|