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mid′dle man′agement(n.)

  1. the middle echelon of administration in business and industry.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Business

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  1. middle management(Noun)

    In a large organization, the group of managers or administrators who occupy positions in the company hierarchy which, generally, are above the level of front-line supervisors but below the level of vice-presidents .


  1. Middle management

    Middle management is the intermediate management of a hierarchical organization, being subordinate to the senior management but above the lowest levels of operational staff. Operational supervisors may be considered middle management or may be categorized as non-management staff, depending upon the policy of the particular organization. Middle management may be reduced in organizations as a result of reorganization. Such changes include downsizing, delayering and outsourcing. The changes may be made in order to reduce costs, as middle management is commonly paid more than junior staff, or the changes may be made to make the organization flatter — empowering the employees and making the organization more innovative and flexible.


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