Meaning of “management by exception” in the English Dictionary


"management by exception" in Business English

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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 routine work is entirely the responsibility of more junior staff.

(Definition of “management by exception” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)