There are three bases for an institutional effort; education, trade and welfare. An educational institution is a formal agreement between educators, children and parents to create an effective learning environment for children. The educational environment aims to address all aspects of learning; Spread knowledge, improve morale, build character and the like. In this document we briefly analyze the meaning, origin and impact of micromanagement in educational institutions.
We hope that after reviewing this modest effort, readers will focus more on quality teaching. Micromanagement in education is the management or control of students with undue attention to small details and providing quick feedback on mistakes, over and over again. Micromanagement kills students’ intrinsic motivation; Consequently, self-motivated, self-regulated, and self-directed learners are a phenomenon sadly absent from the micro-controlled setup. Micromanagement ignores the importance of the collaborative dimension in learning; this eventually worsens the aspect of teamwork.
Micromanagement does not respect the self-esteem of every student in the institute; As a result, frustration among students becomes commonplace. Last but not least, micromanagement misjudges students’ latent talents and focuses only on ends without regard to means; and therefore does not adequately address the passion and discipline of the students.
Curiosity and creativity are essential elements of any excellence in human life. Both elements find their basis in the dominant thinking or intelligence area of the individual, eg some heads. They excel at logical thinking, some at emotional/artistic expression, etc. In general, all humans are naturally curious and creative.