How To Work For A Micromanger Without Losing Your Mind

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Establish boundaries for yourself

A micromanaging boss will drive you up a wall if you let her, so you’ll need to set some boundaries for yourself if you want to hold onto your sanity while working under these personality types. First and foremost, decide that you will not answer emails, texts, or phone calls outside of work hours. In addition, decide what you will and will not respond to. If you work for a manager who sends a large number of emails, understand that every email and comment doesn’t warrant a response. There’s no use in getting yourself worked up or spending precious time carefully crafting a response to every little thing. This will eat into your productivity. If you happen to work for a company that expects you to respond to every single email, a simple “Received” will sometimes suffice.

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