Definition: is an executive member of an enterprise’s board of directors that is responsible for overseeing all its current business operations. Traditionally, such an executive directly reports to the firm’s CEO and is viewed as the second-in-command in its structure. The responsibilities and duties of an organization’s COO include: a) supervising its daily operations and reporting significant events to the CEO, b) devising operation strategies and tactics, c) explaining the chosen policies and objectives to the workers, and d) overseeing HR management.
In a Sentence:
The new chief operating officer at Staples is an example of the perfect right-hand man. He both follows instructions given by the CEO and also cares about the well-being of the firm’s employees.
I think I would excel as the chief operating officer in my company, as I’m basically in charge of controlling the daily operations of our firm anyway. I just don’t have the power to make the changes that I deem to be needed.
Synonyms and related words: chief financial officer, executive director, board of directors, chief marketing officer