When a boss assigns a project but then oversees every tiny little bit of the project down to what paperclips the employees use to keep the papers together, this is an example of a time when the boss micromanages.
transitive verb-·aged, -·ag·ing
transitive verbmi·cro·man·aged, mi·cro·man·ag·ing, mi·cro·man·ag·es
(third-person singular simple present micromanages, present participle micromanaging, simple past and past participle micromanaged)
Back-formation from micromanagement.