Dan Ballagh

You've reversed my opinion on the Micromanagement style; it's not 100% bad. I've always considered micromanagers "Bad" managers, but perhaps I was too hasty. As you point out, there are times when it's appropriate to micromanage a team, assuming they have the personality for it.

In my experience, that's when trouble begins. Personality types like perfectionists should never use micromanagement because the team is never good enough. Being a perfectionist isn't flawed unless they try to impose it on others who aren't seeking perfection and are happy with "good enough." Managers shouldn't accept mediocracy either, but sometimes they don't know when to quit.

The best personality type for micromanagers is a person who is compassionate, sympathetic, and caring.

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As a new writer, I had no content and spent most of my time exploring the platform. Since then, I've written several articles and have enough to make it worthwhile to categorize them using "lists." Your article comes at the perfect time for me to begin curating my articles and do a better job promoting them.

Thanks for the suggestion and reminder.

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I enjoy researching topics so much that I developed a system for summarizing the information I read using Mind Maps. This system combines key points from multiple sources to help me create new ideas.

Because of the amount of information I consume for a single topic, memorizing this information wouldn't be practical. I also wouldn't know what information to keep until I needed it again in the future, so I don't know what's essential to learn.

If I were a student needing to memorize data for tests, it would be worth investing time to remember the information I consume. Still, for me, technology is good enough.

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Dan Ballagh

Dan Ballagh

IT leader, researcher, and tech enthusiast. I write about business, tech, and other topics of interest as a way to learn. ponderingpage.medium.com