In Handling a Boss Who Micromanages, Wall Street Journal columnist, Sue Shellenbarger, addressed a reader question about a micromanaging boss in the throws of a bitter divorce. Whether you are in College Station or Boston, this is a problem that occurs frequently when a fellow employee is duking out a divorce. By the looks of it, I doubt if this boss chose the collaborative law route for her divorce.
Litigated divorces take a lot of time and energy. The divorcing parties have no control over the requirements and time involved. This can drive a person to seek excessive control at work. That, in turn, can cause coworker anxiety, distraction and wasted time. The experts quoted in this column recommend the reader hunt down the boss, stand in front of the boss’ office door at 7:30 am and meet with the human resources manager and the CEO. This may be effective, but it sure does eat away at constructive work time.
If you are considering a divorce, for the sake of your own job as well as that of your coworkers, learn about collaborative law. It is a divorce method that lets you be in control of the process, the time demands and the pace. For more information, visit the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas website.