Meet our protagonist, whom we’ll lovingly refer to as OP, an ambitious and capable professional who found himself under the scrutiny of a micromanaging supervisor, Agatha, in a government department.
A Micromanaging Boss!
In 2010, Agatha waltzed into OP’s tranquil workspace, filling it with immediate tension.
Despite her lack of knowledge about OP’s role, she insisted on micro-managing every aspect of his job, creating an atmosphere of unrest and stress.
OP didn’t like Agatha’s personality or management style, yet he tried to keep things smooth and professional.
If only he had foreseen the extent of the power play about to unfold, he might have pulled some strings to escape.
“You Need To Do What I Tell You To Do and Not What You Think You Need To Do”
One day, a conversation with Agatha turned a significant corner.
She told OP, “You need to do what I tell you to do and not what you think you need to do,” later immortalizing the words in an email. That’s when OP’s patience started to thin.
Inspired by Agatha’s order, OP decided to do exactly what she said, no more, no less.
He followed every directive to a tee, every missing step highlighted with questions, and every task completed under Agatha’s specific instruction.
Productivity Suffered, Deadlines Were Missed…
OP’s dedication to Agatha’s command even extended to waiting for her return if she was absent.
Productivity suffered, deadlines were missed, and the reputation of their department took a hit. It was a risky game, but OP was all in.
Soon enough, Michelle, Agatha’s superior, took notice of the department’s downfall.
A stellar leader, Michelle was keen on hands-off management and quickly noticed the difference in OP’s performance under Agatha’s control.
With Renewed Vigor and Freedom
When Michelle questioned OP, he spilled the beans.
Agatha’s email, the overt micromanagement, the relentless questioning – OP laid it all bare, even offering to catch up on all the lagging work if things changed.
Michelle was quick to act. She freed OP from Agatha’s clutches, allowing him to work directly under her supervision.
With renewed vigor and freedom, OP managed to complete the piled-up work in a mere three days.
Her Micromanagement Came Under Severe Scrutiny
As for Agatha, her reign of micromanagement came under severe scrutiny.
When Michelle redistributed Agatha’s workload between OP and herself, it turned out that Agatha had been passing off her own shortcomings to OP.
Her deceit caught up with her, and she was reassigned to a lower position within the department.
… And She Was Demoted!
Years later, OP crossed paths with Agatha, still stuck in her demoted position and ostracized by her coworkers.
The tables had turned and OP savored the sweet taste of karma served cold. It was a clear reminder – that micromanagement doesn’t pay off.
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