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English definition of “line management”

line management

noun [U]
 
 
UK HR, MANAGEMENT
a situation in which managers are directly in charge of workers: If you have good quality jobs with good line management, the other policies you have are more likely to be effective.
the managers who are directly in charge of workers: Top management was largely immune from the effects of failure; it was workers and line management who paid the price.
(Definition of line management from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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