I work for a youth sports club that uses many volunteers. I have a part-time paid administrative position, and earlier this year the club hired another woman, Amy, to oversee the club on a full time basis.
Amy is an incredible person. She is on top of things. She does the work of three people. She is a model of efficiency. However, she also likes to micromanage everything. If someone is doing something and she thinks her way is more efficient, she'll swoop in and either do it for them or tell them to do it her way. This doesn't always sit well with the volunteers, who are capable adults and extremely valuable to the organization.
I like Amy. I like our volunteers. I know our volunteers are becoming frustrated with the micromanagement. I'd like to address this with Amy, before the volunteers resign in protest. Granted, I agree that her way is often a better way. But I also think she needs to pick her battles and give the volunteers a little more freedom, even if it means that a few things won't fall into step with her system. Edited to add that the work will still be done if she steps back a bit, and it won't affect the big picture in the end.
Any suggestions on how to address this gently and politely?