Micro managing at its best.
Probably a good idea to not give direction for the day-to-day business without finding out what direction has already been given. It's a good habit to ask questions like, "What did so and so supervisor/manager tell you to do?" or "How are you doing that work today?". Your direction without knowing what direction has been given already is pretty confusing to employees. Plus, maybe that's the job of someone else to worry about and not you. So, from that point of view you could say it's undermining someone else. If this is you, knock it off! :)