Middle-level managers, or middle managers, are the intermediate management level accountable to top management and responsible for leading lower level managers i.e. they are subordinates to the executive management and responsible for at least two lower levels of junior staff.
They are responsible for carrying out goals for their departments and other business units set by top management. They also motivate and assist first-line managers to achieve business objectives. Middle managers communicate upward, by offering suggestions and feedback to top managers because they are more involved in the day-to-day workings of the company, thereby providing valuable information to top managers to help improve the organization's bottom line.
Jobs in middle management vary widely in terms of responsibility and salary. Depending on the size of the company and the number of middle-level managers in the firm, middle managers may supervise only a small group of employees, or they may manage very large groups, such as an entire business location. They may be employees who were promoted from first-level manager positions within the organization, or they may have been hired from outside the firm. Some of which may have aspirations to hold positions in top management in the future.