I manage 2 groups, the groups are physical separated in the building and I sit with one of the two groups. I have been advised that the group I sit with may be reassigned to another area of the organization which makes complete sense but would leave me sitting with people who don't report to me. Meanwhile I have other staff I work with very closely and would benefit from having proximity to. I proposed a plan to relocate myself to the area of the second group and was told it appears I am micromanaging them if I move to their area. That was not my intention, the nature of our work is collaborative and sitting together would help those efforts. Instead the staff complained to a higher up that I don't trust them and it would erode staff confidence to have the boss sit in the same area as the team.
This is very hard for me to wrap my head around, this group of staff do their jobs well but could benefit from some actual oversight (they are not good at hitting deadlines or communicating with outside departments) which I think I would be improved if I was more involved.
I am at a loss, mostly because as a manager I am being accused of micromanaging which seems to be defined by any sort of actual management of staff.