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management by exceptionnoun [U]

uk   us   ( 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 ​routinework is entirely the ​responsibility of more ​juniorstaff.
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