Micromanagement typically has a negative connotation. Like bullies, micromanagers exert inappropriate influence over others through constant criticism and control by their excessive attention to small details. In time, negative effects of micromanaging on employee engagement and morale become apparent as productivity drops and turnover rises. The work environment created by micromanagement is inefficient and filled with unease. Employees who are made to feel that their work will never be good enough lose motivation and confidence in their ability to perform the tasks required for their position. Here are 7 ways micromanagement negatively affects employees.