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Bassman, E. S. (1992).  Abuse in the Workplace: Management Remedies and Bottom Line Impact.
"Some managers who tend to overmanage their employees' work will also overmanage their time." (p. 12)
Randall, C. B. (1967).  Managers for Tomorrow : A Modern Psychological Approach to the Managerial Process.
"Another factor is too-close supervision. The capable, well-motivated man cannot find satisfaction on the job if he lacks sufficient scope to show what he can do." (p. 153)
Weick, K. E. (1979).  The Social Psychology of Organizing.
"The danger of inappropriate intervention is especially likely if members mistakenly assume that people, rather than relationships, are the critical control points in an organization. The thrust of the organizing model is that it's easy to overmanage an organization and that is an excess rather than a deficiency of intervention that lies at the heart of many organizational problems." (p. 244)

See also: panopticism, hubris, control

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