One goal of managing is to supervise less. Managers work too hard because they supervise too much. Giving autonomy to supervisors scares the crap out of incompetent managers.
Bureaucrats become block autonomy with regulations. Control requires management and supervision. The bigger the employee handbook the more you need to supervise.
Give competent people autonomy. Control blocks autonomy.
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