|Overview: Middle Management|
|Definition||The middle layers of a hierarchical organization.|
|Related Concepts||Hierarchical OrganizationFlat OrganizationOrganizational StructureManagement|
What is Middle Management?
John Spacey, updated on December 30, 2016
Middle management is a general term for any management position that reports to executive management. In many cases, middle managers plan, lead and control a division or department. Alternatively, they're responsible for implementing a strategic function and have few people directly reporting to them. In many organizations, the ranks of middle managers tend to grow over time. It is common for middle management to represent a significant cost that is often first to be cut when an organization downsizes. As a result, the term middle management has somewhat negative connotations and is often used to describe overhead, inefficiency and bureaucracy.
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