"Middle management is a layer of management in an organization whose primary job responsibility is to monitor activities of subordinates while reporting to upper management"
I'm wondering what quotes resonate with you or your organizational experience:
"All the pressure today is on the midlevel leaders, and employers need to breathe new life into middle-management jobs."--from a USA Today article
"However, this position did allow me to increase my salary and benefits while still maintaining a level of control and input over my team direction while not having the additional stress of upper management."--a commenter from the article above
"They're what I call craft workers: they're very loyal to the tasks they do, they get a lot of enjoyment out of it, and they're loyal to their work group, but what they have lost is loyalty to their larger employer, and there are a set of reasons for that."--from a Money.CNN article
Here are the two questions I'm thinking through:
- What are some roles and responsibilities of a middle manager that could be EMPOWERED more by an organization to increase effectiveness?
- What are some roles and responsibilities of a middle manager that could be DELEGATED to increase effectiveness?
Curious to listen to more thoughts on middle management? Check out this series of podcasts titled "Middle Management Lobotomy Podcast."