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Why do Boards Micromanage?

It is a good question and one that ACCA member, Kathleen Darby, has been exploring. Her research led her to this interesting article, which she wants to share with her consulting colleagues.

The author, Hildy Gottlieb, makes an interesting point: micromanagement is not the problem, but rather the symptom of other problems. She outlines six problems that contribute to micromanagement and offers solutions and a process to find resolutions.

She writes: “The approach takes the anger out of the work, by approaching these legitimate fears with compassion rather than blame. And by creating systems that proactively address the root causes of those fears while moving the organization forward, the board will have plenty to work on that is not day-to-day.”

Read the full article here.

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