This is a crucial point to make, as the way the middle manager
interprets a strategic issue can affect a wide range of daily activities in a company (Dutton/Duncan 1987, Thomas/McDaniel 1990); hence the middle manager
's perspective adopted in this study.
This renewed appreciation for the middle manager
has often resulted from efforts to become more "process-based" or "horizontal.
Because middle managers
are hands-on people focusing intensely on their narrow piece of turf, they generally lack the time or opportunity to share any business intelligence with other middle managers
A middle manager
in another trust made a similar observation:
One middle manager
took on the challenge of implementing and expanding initiatives designed to address serious safety threats to DC drivers and their passengers.
Huy, reporting in the September 2001 issue of The Harvard Business Review, describes a 6-year study of middle managers
When electronic communications became common in organizations, many observers predicted that the role of the middle manager
would decline rapidly.
The study by Edwards and colleagues (2013) suggested the source of the stress is social conflict and may help explain studies in humans that have found middle managers
suffer the most stress at work.
The importance of cooperation and cohesiveness to be spearheaded by the nurse middle manager
has a significant bearing on his/her decision-making which is group consensus.
Gayle Hornaday (Henderson Libraries in Nevada) provides excellent checklists for the new middle manager
The management training classes that the Management Training Institute is delivering are so highly engaging that the middle manager
participants invariably ask when the next management training seminar will be offered.
In this follow-up to Transitioning from Librarian to Middle Manager
(2004), Mosley (Texas A&M Evan's Library) addresses the challenges of ongoing change and staff relationships and development, self-development, finding sources of financial support, and managing budgets.