A management attitude that disfavors directly overseeing an employee's every move. For example, a hands-off manager allows people to complete projects "their way" and respects their abilities, knowing that things will get done on schedule if people are left alone to do them. Tasks and time lines are agreed upon, but implementation is up to the worker; hands-off managers may not complain if you get in late, because they realize you have expertise, you're proud of your work, and you are committed to getting your job done. It is the opposite of micromanagement, which is the petty process of overseeing someone's every action.
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