transitive + intransitive
: to manage (a group, organization, etc.) with excessive control and supervision
- … seemed to overmanage his bullpen in a couple of games when he didn't have to.
- —David Schoenfield
- If stress is caused by parents overmanaging their children, then mindful parenting seems like the opposite of the solution.
- —Hanna Rosin
- Control the tendency to overmanage.
- —Charles Curran and Lewis Miller
… leadership thinkers … who may have overemphasized overmanagement …
In practice, the overmanager physically or virtually hovers over her employees as they work on projects.