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Micromanagement is a management style whereby a manager exerts excessive control over the work of subordinates. Micromanagement is closely related to workplace bullying. Micromanagement may arise from underlying mental-health conditions such as obsessive–compulsive personality disorder and narcissism.

Mismanagement is any management that is malicious, careless, inefficient and/or otherwise incompetent. Mismanagement interferes with optimal achievement of business objectives.

Micromismanagement is the combination of the two pathologies. A micromismanager both obsessively controls subordinates, and dictates an incompetent manner in which the work must be done. Example: Dan.