overmanage

verb over·man·age \ ˌō-vər-ˈma-nij \

Definition of overmanage

overmanaged; overmanaging
transitive + intransitive
: to manage (a group, organization, etc.) with excessive control and supervision
  • overmanaging their staff
  • … 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

overmanagement

play \ˌō-vər-ˈma-nij-mənt\ noun
    • … leadership thinkers … who may have overemphasized overmanagement
    • —Greg McKeown

overmanager

noun, plural overmanagers
    • In practice, the overmanager physically or virtually hovers over her employees as they work on projects.
    • —Gregory Alford

First Known Use of overmanage

1795

in the meaning defined above

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