Micro or Macro Management

Job applicants having interviewInterview Question: Under what type of supervision do you work most effectively?

 

We are trying to understand how to push the right buttons for those we hire, as well as trying to match styles. To that end asking about what works best for the candidate (micro or macro management for example) can help insure that your new hire is going to coexist nicely with their potential supervisor. As always probe on why they see themselves doing better being tightly managed (for example) so as to insure the answers aren’t simply being offered in a way the candidate thinks they should be answered.