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mi·cro·man·age

 (mī′krō-măn′ĭj)
tr.v. mi·cro·man·aged, mi·cro·man·ag·ing, mi·cro·man·ag·es
To direct or control in a detailed, often meddlesome manner.

micromanage

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌmænɪdʒ)
vb
(tr) to control (a business or project) with excessive attention to minor details

mi•cro•man•age

(ˈmaɪ kroʊˌmæn ɪdʒ)
v.t. -aged, -ag•ing.
to manage or control with excessive attention to minor details: micromanaging every facet of government.
[1975–80]
mi′cro•man`age•ment, n.

micromanage


Past participle: micromanaged
Gerund: micromanaging

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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Another reason board members micromanage could be that governance requires, by its very nature, a long-range focus.
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