The Impact of Female Micromanagement on Male Workers: A Qualitative Empirical Phenomenological Study

Event or Conference: 
2018 KWB Research Summit
Abstract: 
The intention of this study was to investigate the impact of gender specific (female) micromanagement on male workers. The vast majority of the participants feel that they are being controlled; nothing they do is ever good enough; they no longer have the option to take initiative; there is no autonomy; they have little or no input for how to achieve organizational goals (Bobinski, 2009), and most importantly; they feel as though they are being emasculated. Hence, the core focus of this study is to afford its audience with a better understanding of the effects of micromanagement from a male’s perspective, as oftentimes strong attitudes, leadership skills, and roles are associated more so with male leaders and managers (Breen & Hamel, 2007) as opposed to female managerial leads.