middle management

noun

Definition of middle management 

: management personnel intermediate between operational supervisors and policy-making administrators

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He was just promoted to middle management.

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In that mode, limited middle management has benefits. Sam Walker, WSJ, "There’s a War on Middle Management and Tesla Just Joined It," 18 May 2018 And then, somewhere between their climb from middle management to the top, the gender balance will shift. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Fashion’s Woman Problem," 20 May 2018 And women are still, by and large, hitting a ceiling at middle management. Whitney Wolfe Herd, WSJ, "The Business Case (and Plan) for Gender Equality," 17 Apr. 2018 On harnessing net unrealized appreciation: Many of her oil company clients spent their entire careers in middle management, acquiring stock at rock-bottom prices. WSJ, "Helping Clients Pare Company Stock," 27 Mar. 2018 Issues also appeared in middle management as poorly defined roles and responsibilities contributed to internal feuds, the report said. Gabrielle Russon, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Disney-run government Reedy Creek faces personnel issues after consultant's report," 27 Mar. 2018 The share of women in middle management was unchanged at 33% and rose slightly in C-suite roles to 20%, concludes a new study by LeanIn. Joann S. Lublin, WSJ, "Getting Women Out of the Middle-Management Trap," 10 Oct. 2017 Then there is perhaps the least likely of innovations: middle management. Noam Scheiber, The Seattle Times, "Flash jobs: Build a team, do the work, say goodbye," 12 Sep. 2017 More corporations are taking action to keep women from getting stuck in middle management. Valentina Zarya, Fortune, "Justin Trudeau on Gender Equality, Harvey Weinstein Is Accused of Rape, and Tracee Ellis Ross's Fashion Line," 11 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of middle management

1941, in the meaning defined above

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middle management

noun

English Language Learners Definition of middle management

: the group of people in a company who are in charge of employees but are not involved in important decisions concerning the company

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