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 Not hiring extra employees or middle management meant operations were lean. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "'My family runs a business differently than others.' Central Arizona Supply builds business slow and steady," 9 Feb. 2020 First, there’s his name, which sounds like the name of a character from Harry Potter or an accountant in middle management somewhere in Omaha. Charlotte Wilder, SI.com, "The Magic of Gardner Minshew," 25 Sep. 2019 There is no path from being a driver, up through nonexistent middle management, to participate in running the company. Sarah Leonard, The New Republic, "The Fall of the Meritocracy," 5 Sep. 2019 Walmart Inc, the country’s largest private employer, is using virtual reality headsets to test which employees have the aptitude for middle management positions. Rebekah Tuchscherer, USA TODAY, "Walmart uses virtual reality to test new store managers," 8 July 2019 Still, Krawcheck urged corporate leaders to move aggressively to hire and promote successful women, adding that it can't be left up to boards of directors or middle management to make disruptive change. Matt Egan, CNN, "Sallie Krawcheck: Wall Street's lack of diversity contributed to the financial crisis," 21 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of middle management

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Middle management.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/middle%20management. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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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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