Carving My Future in Middle to Top Management: How do I Start?

Carving My Future in Middle to Top Management: How do I Start?

Every business organisation has different types of managers and titles. Each of them also serves various authority levels based on an organisation’s hierarchy.

There are three levels of management found in a typical business organisation. The following are:

Low-Level or Workforce Management 

Low-level leaders or managers usually consist of people with supervisory skills. These types of managers and leaders oversee the day-to-day operations and ensure that the deliverables are met according to the cascaded business processes, goals and objectives. 

Low-level leaders and managers are responsible for assigning jobs or tasks to a team or individual workers, briefing and guiding the employees on their day-to-day activities, overseeing the quality and quantity of work of every employee in operations, supervising and coaching their subordinates, preparing employee performance reports, guiding employees with the proper work decorum and protocols, acting as mediators in communicating problems and recommendations to a higher level of management, addressing and resolving employee grievances, and issuing disciplinary actions to company policy violations.

Middle-Level Management

Middle-level leaders and managers are those who serve as heads of their specialised business unit or also known as department managers. Examples are Finance, Human Resources, Operations, Sales, Accounting, IT, etc. Middle managers and leaders liaise between top managers and the rest of the organisation. Middle managers and leaders spend most of their time in implementing and developing strategic actions to ensure that the company gets to their desired goal. Mid-level managers and levels also guide low-level managers to ensure better performance.

Middle managers and leaders are the people responsible for defining and monitoring group-level performance, addressing issues within workgroups, designing and implementing an incentive system, and designing and implementing group and intergroup work information systems.

Top-Level Management

Top Level managers and leaders are responsible for controlling and overseeing the entire business organisation. They are the ones who develop the business goals, the business strategies, the company policies and have the final say in terms of the direction of the company.

Top-level managers are the Board of Directors, Vice-President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chairman and Founder.   

Looking at the different levels of management, you may be asking yourself if it is achievable to climb up the corporate ladder. It may look difficult at this point especially when you feel that you don’t have the required skills yet to send your CV for a management promotion. Thankfully, there are registered training organisations like Education Training and Employment Australia with available business courses to help you gain the skills and knowledge for the promotion you are pursuing.  Become an Executive Manager or Director with ETEA’s Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

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