middle management


: management personnel intermediate between operational supervisors and policymaking administrators
middle manager noun

Examples of middle management in a Sentence

He was just promoted to middle management.
Recent Examples on the Web The strain that 2023 placed on middle management becomes starkly evident when looking at Glassdoor’s work-life balance ratings. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 26 Nov. 2023 Nearly half of Society of Human Resource Management members polled by the group relied on such testing to assess candidates for executive, middle management and nonmanagement jobs, according to a talent recruiting report last year. Lorraine Mirabella, Baltimore Sun, 27 July 2023 Being invaluable is what moves you from generalist middle management into the essential category. Phil Blair, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 June 2023 Much of its middle management is highly resistant to change, its rank-and-file staff morale is low, and its union/management relations are poor. Howard Gleckman, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 Over the next decades, industries would rise to whisk money from middle-aged middle management in exchange for fulfilling their deepest wishes. Joel Stein, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Oct. 2023 The reductions, announced in a letter from CEO Mike Sievert reported by CNN, will include mostly corporate, technology and back-office jobs found in the company’s middle management layers. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 24 Aug. 2023 Companies that successfully support middle management after a restructuring could have an advantage beyond weathering the immediate economic storm. Christine Tao, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 The people questioned come from the rungs of middle management at Fox News headquarters in Manhattan to the corner office in Century City, Los Angeles, where Mr. Murdoch oversees the Fox Corporation and its sprawling enterprise of conservative media outlets. Jeremy W. Peters, New York Times, 4 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of middle management was in 1941

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“Middle management.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/middle%20management. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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