"Does anyone ever dream of becoming a middle manager? Today’s middle managers don’t resemble those of workplaces past. Largely due to organizational flattening and decentralization, modern-day middle managers are being asked to do more than their predecessors with fewer resources."
In The Conference Board Review, DDI’s Tacy Byham, Ph.D discusses how this trend impacts today’s organizations and what can be done to prepare middle managers for the future. Below is an excerpt from the article, click on the title to read the full story.
Middle management is an awful phrase. No child dreams of growing up to be a middle manager. No child has ever dreamed of growing up to be a middle manager.
That doesn’t mean middle management has always been denigrated. For most of the history of large companies, middle managers were seen as vital—indeed, they were the people who basically ran the place. Rising up the corporate ladder, rung by rung, offered opportunities for increased responsibility and, importantly, put countless businessmen and their families on a path to the upper middle class.
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