Meaning of “line management” in the English Dictionary

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"line management" in Business English

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line managementnoun [ U ]

uk us 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)