Not everyone who says they don’t like to be micromanaged is like that though. New guy could move into town with 20 years under his belt looking for a job and go to work for a guy with 10 years under his belt who has never had a very experienced guy working for him. 10 year guy destroys a huge opportunity by managing the guy right out the door. He comes to you and tells you he doesn’t like being micromanaged because he just came from a horrible experience with that yesterday. You throw out a huge opportunity because he said he doesn’t like to be micromanaged. I understand what you are getting at - but you need to have the rigor to dig deeper when someone says that. Obviously you need a bit of a conformist if you have a established system that works well and a great culture. But you also need a guy who knows his stuff and can deliver great results. And if you’re looking for the guys who have to be micromanaged, you’re looking the wrong way.