micromanage

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Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from micromanagement.

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micromanage (third-person singular simple present micromanages, present participle micromanaging, simple past and past participle micromanaged)

  1. To manage, direct, or control a person, group, or system to an unnecessary level of detail or precision.
    The employees complained that their boss was micromanaging when she insisted that they account for their time in fifteen-minute intervals.