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management by exception

noun [U]
 
 
( abbreviation MBE)
HR, WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT a style of management that involves giving the people who work for you the authority to control their work or particular jobs, projects, etc., unless there is an exception (= an unusual situation) that causes a problem: In management by exception all routine work is entirely the responsibility of more junior staff.
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