@Markerrag -- That management style can work in some situations. Let's say you've got some professional employees -- journalists, for example. Trained reporters should be able to do their jobs without much management. They are assigned articles to investigate and should know how to do their jobs. If they do not, then they probably need to be trained or shipped off to other publications until they figure out how to do their jobs.
When it comes to highly skilled, professional employees, then that hands-off management can work well. In fact, those employees might do better if they don't have a manager second guessing their every move.