overmanage

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over- +‎ manage

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overmanage (third-person singular simple present overmanages, present participle overmanaging, simple past and past participle overmanaged)

  1. (transitive, business) To manage excessively; to micromanage.
    • 1998, Harvard Business Review on Leadership (page 38)
      Most U.S. corporations today are overmanaged and underled. They need to develop their capacity to exercise leadership.

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