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middle manager

any manager who occupies a middle position in the HIERARCHY of an ORGANIZATION, located between those senior managers who formulate business strategy and those with direct responsibility for overseeing the work of production or of clerical employees. In practice the term is used imprecisely; it can also refer to those managers who do not contribute directly to the organization's primary output and to those who do not have direct responsibility for budgets or overseeing the work of others (see LINE AND STAFF). In recent years many organizations have sought to reduce the number of their middle managers; information technology has rendered some of their information-processing roles unnecessary, whilst many have claimed that the absence of responsibility has led to poor job performance. See MANAGEMENT.
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"Middle management runs every company, but you need executive management, middle management and the workforce to challenge new markets and promote new products if you want to execute your company's strategy."
Around 83 per cent of respondents felt that recruiting senior management was difficult, and 84 per cent regarded the recruitment of middle management as tough in 2008.
"The reality is that a leaner and simpler business requires fewer people and this means there will be fewer positions in Maersk Line, mainly in the middle management layer," Kolding added.
Giles Walker of the Hay Group and report author said: "British business leaders are struggling to compete in a challenging global economy because middle management lacks the skills to make business strategy happen."
A few fortunate priests have bishops who have resisted the lure of placing administration and management as top priority and are deeply involved in the pastoral care of their clergy, rather than delegating this vital work to middle management. In my experience, when a bishop is open on a personal level, trusts, validates and cares for his or her clergy and stands with them in congregational battles, these clergy are far less at risk to burn out.
From first-line management to middle management is a transition period where a mentor would definitely be someone you'd like to have in your corner, and then again from middle management to senior management.
IOMA is a source of business management information targeted to senior and middle management working in such sectors as corporate financial management, CPA firm management, human resources, law firm management, the telecom business, global sourcing and exports, commercial credit and corporate security.
I explained that the reason that his desk and office, as well as the offices of most leaders that I have been in, are so neat and tidy (besides the services of a secretary that most middle management may not have--at least in health care) is that they decide what needs to be done and send it to middle management to get done.
For the paper companies, there is the question of where is middle management going to come from if there are too few new people from which to choose.
Middle management is focused on the everyday mission and the problems that must be solved to get the job done.
Though more than a little rough around the edges, Common Sense Not Required will appeal to anyone who has ever worked at an automaker or other company where the bureaucracy supplants the buyer as the final customer in the minds of middle management. Though frustrating in its lack of introspection, it is worthwhile reading for those in the industry who believe they are the only ones with bosses who are incompetent, don't understand, or lacking the informal authority to make things happen.
* Complete mistrust of all accounting information on the part of: financial institutions, bondholders, shareholders, unsecured creditors, middle management, the Securities and Exchange Commission and potential future sources of capital.