Corrections Today: Are We Training Our Staff to Fail?

Staff morale is a major concern in corrections (see Corrections Today, March/April 2019).1 A major contributing factor to low staff morale is micromanagement. Employees do not like to be micromanaged and most supervisors do not want to be known as micromanagers. Micromanagement disempowers, demotivates and disengages staff. It causes a rift between management and staff resulting in staff resisting any changes administration wants to make, which often leads to frustration and stagnation.