WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF MANAGEMENT


WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF MANAGEMENT


Meaning: - All Managers in the organization do not belong to the same class or level, just as all students of a college do not belong to the same class. Managers belong to the higher levels, whereas, others belong to the lower level, and some others belong to the middle level. Normally, management positions are graded into three broad levels, i.e.
1.      Top Level
                                                                 1
2.      Middle Level, and
                                                                 2
3.      Lower Level.
                 3


  1. At the Top Level, the managerial personnel are few in number. The top level executives report to the Board of Directors. The Top level managerial personnel includes:

*      Chief Executive Office (CEO) or General Manager.
*      President of the organisation. The CEO may hold position of the president as well.
*      Vice-Presidents of the functional areas such as marketing, production, finance, and personnel.
*      Managing Director. In some firms, the managing directors and the CEO are one and the same.


  1. At the Second Level, the organisation has more managerial personnel as compared to the top level. The managerial personnel at the second level report to the top level management. The  managerial personnel includes in the Second Level are:

*      Divisional Heads of a multi-divisional organisation.
*      Special Business Unit (SBU) Heads in organisations.
*      Regional and Area Managers in a large national or international organisation.
*      Departmental Heads such as Marketing Manager, Finance Manager, Production Manager, Human Resource Manager, etc.


  1. At the third level, the organisation has more personnel as compared to the second level. The managerial personnel at the third level include:

*      Assistant Managers.
*      Supervisors (Foremen)
*      Junior Executives.

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