Whether you’re running a startup security company or have recently joined an established business, there are few habits capable of derailing internal efficiency as quickly as micromanaging. Throughout almost every industry, micromanaging is the root problem of under performance and increased aggravation from employees. Wanting to micromanage tasks is a natural inclination, especially for small business owners. After all, this business is your baby. You want to be sure every facet is operating as smoothly as possible, but this desire oftentimes leads to the exact opposite of your intentions.
If you’re looking for a way to boost the overall productivity of your security company, while simultaneously securing employee morale, continue reading to uncover exactly what you should NOT micromanage.
Even if your “HR” department consists of only one person, you should avoid the temptation to constantly request updates and reports. While hiring new security guards and employees is among the most important factors for current and future success, failing to trust your human resources manager is a recipe for disaster. After all, they don’t come into your office micromanaging your tasks.
Accountants and bookkeepers are essential players in any business, and rightfully so. These professionals are responsible for managing and distributing income. Therefore, it’s imperative that you hire staff you trust. While you may feel it’s important to be updated regarding every transaction and CC’d on reconciliation emails, this isn’t your job. If you feel the need to micromanage because you lack trust in your accounting staff, maybe you should consider rethinking your workers. After all, if you can’t trust these professionals with your money, then there may be a deeper issue resting just under the surface.
Outside of sharing your vision of your company, the marketing team should be left to do what they do best: attract new clients. The entire purpose of marketing is to drive interest via unique and targeted advertising methods. Unless you’re a marketing whiz, leave this essential task up to the professionals. Essentially, the only component of this department you should be interested in learning is whether marketing copy/campaigns adhere to your company vision. If so, sit back and watch as the pro’s boost your brand visibility.
As a business owner, it’s easy to get caught up in the small details of each department. While this makes sense because it’s important that all components seamlessly adhere to your vision and work style, getting bogged down in the details is a recipe for disaster. The most important question to ask yourself when it comes to meddling in the small details is whether it influences the outcome of your businesses overall success. If not, keep it moving
Unless you’re a tech-oriented business owner, avoid consuming your time with learning and attempting to correct the various IT issues all companies experience at one point or another. Avoid diving into the technical side of your business if you have a professional IT staff. Leave it up to them, after all, they’re the professionals!