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Autonomy, and Micro-Management

2021-07-12 — Michael Haupt

It's a good thing for a team to be autonomous. Micro-management doesn't help in most cases, and teams typically know how to go about the job if the objectives are clear. Autonomy does have to come with accountability though, otherwise it's just anarchy. Mistaking being held accountable for being micro-managed is indicative of "leave me alone" thinking, which isn't very healthy - that's just not how it works. It is admittedly a fine line, and avoiding to be mistaken that way is a matter of trust, which needs to be built from the ground up. Patrick Lencioni really got this.

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