Micromanage Definition

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To manage or regulate very closely, often in a manner regarded as meddlesome or counterproductive.
Webster's New World
The definition of micromanage is to be overly involved in controlling every detail of a project or work being performed.
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.

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 too much when she insisted that they account for their time in fifteen minute intervals.

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