Three Levels of Management
Generally, there are Three Levels of Management, viz.,
- Administrative or Top Level of Management.
- Executive or Middle Level of Management.
- Supervisory or Lower Level of Management.
At each level, individual manager has to carry out different roles and functions.
Diagram of Levels of Management
Top Level of Management
The Top Level Management
consists of the Board of Directors (BOD) and the Chief Executive
Officer (CEO). The Chief Executive Officer is also called General
Manager (GM) or Managing Director (MD) or President
Middle Level of Management
The Middle Level Management consists of the Departmental Heads (HOD),
Branch Managers, and the Junior Executives. The Departmental heads are
Finance Managers, Purchase Managers, etc. The Branch Managers are the
head of a branch or local unit. The Junior Executives are Assistant
Finance Managers, Assistant Purchase Managers, etc. The Middle level
Management is selected by the Top Level Management.
Lower Level of Management
The lower level management consists of the Foremen and the
Supervisors. They are selected by the middle level management. It is
also called Operative / Supervisory level or First Line of Management