Different Levels of Management


Managers are responsible for getting things done. They are well known for the art of making the work done through others. Even though the primary objective is same for managers, the way of executing differs and has wide variances. Hence this suggests there exists different levels in the management.

Levels of Management

Basically there exists three levels of management as follows :

* First Level or Superivisory Level Management

* Middle Level Management

* Top Level Management

First Level/Supervisory Level Management

As interpreted from the name, this is the very first level management from the bottom. Sometimes called as bottom level management. These people who are new to the management process are indulged here. These managers interact very closely with the working people or employees in order to get things done. These people direct the employess in order to execute the organization policies and objectives.

Mangers at this level fall into differnt titles as foreman, supervisors, superintendant, inspector etc. Managers at government organization at initial level are named as management trainess, section officer etc. Foreman is the managerial position in production.

Trainings like supervisor training, business contact manager trainings and training for product manager skills are provided to the managers at this level as this is the initial and importanat stage. These trainings are essential as this will take them to lead the employess in the way and to track them.

Middle Level Management

Managers at this level stay between the first level and top level managers.
Their main task is to report to the top level managers. Managers like district manager, zonal manager, area manager come under this category.

Preliminary task at this level is to guide the lower level managers according to the organization policies framed by the higher level managers inorder to acieve the objectives and target at the right time. Reporting is the difficult task as they have to bear and withstand the plus and minus of the outcomes from their higher authorities since they are leading the mangers reporting to them.

Top Level Management

An organization is bound to its own principles, policies and framework. Organizations like charity organizations clinical research organization, garage organization, human rights organizations and each and every organization frames their own policies and guidelines to achieve the objectives of the organization.

Top level management consists of a small group of executives like chairman, board of directors like marketing director, finance director, managing director etc. These people interact closely with the business environment and frame the required policies that will lead the organization in the correct path.


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