Developing a leadership culture in the organization takes time. It cannot be implemented overnight and requires efforts and resources to create effective leaders at every level of the organization. Companies that make leadership development a top organizational priority enjoy the advantage of attracting leadership talents, retaining them and staying ahead of the competition. When a leadership culture exists at every level of the company, the employees feel valued, are more committed and accountable, and deliver results that match or exceed expectations. Selecting leaders among your talent pool also ensures that your staff grows professionally and the institutional knowledge that they have gained is retained. However, there are some costs as well that add up as a result of replacements when the employees move up the hierarchy but the long term benefits outweighs those costs. A leadership culture contributes to the overall development of the organization.
Different managers use different techniques and strategies, depending on the workforce composition and organizational culture, when it comes to managing the employees and their work. However, in an attempt to drive the team towards the desired result, many managers make the blunder of embracing micromanagement. Micromanagement is closely observing or controlling the work of subordinates, and is one of the most detrimental habits that can cripple the organization from the inside. When a manager or the boss constantly lurks over your shoulder or holds up a microscope to every single thing that you do, you lose the drive, morale and creativity. It creates stress, distrust, and over-dependence, making the employees feel that they aren’t good enough to work on their own. Micromanaging is the management’s way of ensuring that every task is performed exactly the way the authorities want it but the employees eventually lose confidence and motivation to take initiatives. Micromanagement usually begins when a manager is unable to trust the employees and that’s when they believe that it’s the only way the organization can succeed. However, in the process they ignore the negative impacts that can lead to some irreversible damages.