middle management


Definition of middle management

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

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middle manager noun

Examples of middle management in a Sentence

He was just promoted to middle management.
Recent Examples on the Web The pandemic has shown how, as workforces become more distributed and work is more asynchronous, the traditional role of middle management, that of overseeing the individual performance of those under their command, is becoming redundant. Enrique Dans, Forbes, 3 June 2021 Even in Silicon Valley, where people of Asian descent make up roughly 50 percent of the tech work force, a rare few rise to the executive level; most peak at middle management. New York Times, 6 June 2021 Then there is the Mondeo, synonymous with travelling salesmen and middle management company car fleets. James Morris, Forbes, 5 June 2021 Boards can ask management to pull together what percent of people at every level of the organization from middle management to senior management are diverse. Betsy Atkins, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2021 This process of thinning middle management already is underway. Austin Weinstein Charlotte Observer, Star Tribune, 29 Jan. 2021 His career began in typewriter repair in the 1950s and, after a string of promotions, layoffs, and lateral moves, ended in middle management for a chain of grocery stores. Jonathan Malesic, The New Republic, 21 Jan. 2021 As many of us were in a position to observe at the time, such models ranged from the highly structured and hierarchical environments of department heads, middle management, and line staff to extemporaneous gatherings of equals. Lettie Prell, Wired, 4 Dec. 2020 But also, in some reassuring sense, in those of the middle management. Benjamin Wallace-wells, The New Yorker, 6 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of middle management

1941, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2021

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“Middle management.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/middle%20management. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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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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