Some people in distress get overly critical about everyone else’s work. They obsess about time, cleanliness, order, and fairness. They get frustrated trying to control everything and everyone, making it miserable to be around them. They can’t seem to see that they are driving people away. They might get compliance from their frightened employees and peers, but they certainly don’t get engagement.
The back story
Behind the scenes, over controllers desperately need positive recognition for their hard work and their valuable time. When they don’t get it positively, they get it negatively by criticizing everyone else’s work and time management. What they don’t realize is that overall, people aren’t stupid and lazy. The real problem is that nobody can control another person, or the events around them. The more you try, the more frustrated you get.