Barry: Where are you going?
Jane: I’m checking up on Rudy. I gave him a task an hour ago and I want to make sure he’s doing it right.
Barry: You’re not micromanaging again, are you?
Jane: Of course, not. I’m only going to observe his work and make sure that he’s following the detailed instructions I gave him.
Barry: That sounds like micromanaging. If you’re always looking over their shoulders, how are you ever going to develop trust with your employees?
Jane: My employees will earn my trust by being meticulous with their work. Good employees don’t mind me monitoring their progress.
Barry: That may be true, but I heard Rudy and Jena talking and they said they’re feeling a little resentful that you don’t have more faith in their ability. They feel like you’re treating them as though they’re incompetent.
Jane: I am not. You’re making me sound like a control freak.
Barry: I just call them like I see them. Micromanaging is a bad tactic and I can see why your employees are disgruntled.
Jane: I resent that. I have a very good working relationship with my employees.
Barry: I’m sure you do. I was just trying to help. I’m really not trying to butt in.
Jane: Fine. You manage your staff the way you think best and I’ll manage mine.
Barry: Fine by me.