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The Middle Management Trap: Why You Aren't Happy
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batye
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batye,
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9/1/2015 | 11:16:45 AM
Re: The Middle Management Trap
@zerox203 interesting... my observation would be how I see it - it more like waves up and down,,, this days...
batye
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batye,
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9/1/2015 | 11:14:38 AM
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@vnewman2 I would say most of the time it sad reality in many Co. this days...

I do hope it gonna change... 

as by nature we are social/group animals :)
zerox203
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8/31/2015 | 10:36:23 AM
Re: The Middle Management Trap
Maybe this is not so surprising. At lunch recently, my coworkers were discussing one of our managers' lousy disposition. 'oh, so-and-so? She's a lifer, though.' one of them remarked. Everyone at the table nodded, as if this was all that needed to be said. Though junior employees have many difficulties, we're able to maintain a certain free spirit. We still have many possibilities ahead of us and, we think, perhaps fooling ourselves, we can just leave this job on a whim if things go bad. 'lifers' have a lot invested in the company and have already given up a lot of possibilities. One can see where the mid-life crisis comes from.
vnewman2
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8/28/2015 | 11:09:58 PM
Re: Middle child syndrome...
@David. A terrible thought indeed! Here is the problem with the middle manager: the goal is to complete the work but the job of the middle manager is merely to facilitate that. It's the difference between making a list of things to do versus actually doing them.
David Wagner
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8/28/2015 | 2:35:32 PM
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@vneman2- Which will likely create a situation where we all feel like middlemanagers. Lovely.
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8/27/2015 | 3:17:27 PM
test it out
A few years ago my husband briefly thought about middle management but after having to take over during the bosses vacation he decided he'd rather be programming. I think any time you are thinking of that kind of change in what your position entails you should figure out how to test it out to see if it's for you. Sometimes it only takes a a few days to really tell.
vnewman2
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8/25/2015 | 12:35:10 PM
Middle child syndrome...
Ah yes, the middle manager: Not enough power and too much responsibility.  You couldn't ask for a worse mix.  I feel like they are a dying breed though as many companies are weeding them out in favor of "self-managed" teams.


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