The Levels of Management

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There are three different levels of management within an organization starting with top managers, then middle managers, and finally first-line managers. To begin, top managers according to the textbook “make long-term decisions about the overall direction of the organization and establish the objectives, policies, and strategies for it” (Kinicki and Williams 17). These managers are associated with the elaborate things in the office environment. They are typically the top dogs of a business. Their offices may include the most expensive furniture, top of the line technological equipment, and large windows with the best views in the building. The individuals who typically occupy these types of offices include the presidents, CEO’s, and…show more content…
Like the definition states, these managers carry out the goals that the top level as set forth by setting goals and tasks for their departments and other affiliations. This level of management may be more involved unlike the top level with the everyday workplace; therefore, they may give important feedback to the top managers based on first-hand experience. These type level jobs vary in salaries and responsibilities among the many organizations. A middle manager can start out making around $50,000 a year or up to around $110,000 a year. Depending on the size of the organization, they may supervise over small or large groups of people (17-18). A middle manager has the opportunity of advancement to reach the top level of the pyramid. Finally, there is the first-line level of management. These managers “make short-term operating decisions, directing the daily tasks of non-managerial personnel” (18). Job titles for individuals in this level are at the bottom of the pyramid, which includes titles such as department head, team leader, or supervisor. Their salary also varies from around $25,000 to $50,000 a year. First level managers typically do no set goals for the business, but instead, follow the tasks already set out for them by the upper levels of management. They take those tasks to put forth in the overseeing of the line workers. Employees of the organization work mostly with this level of
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