line (noun, line, \ laɪn \) staff (noun, staff, \ stæf \) management (noun, man-age-ment, \ ˈmænɪdʒmənt \)
Definition: is a type of organizational system that resembles the structure of military units and is usually used in corporations. Line and staff management consists of two semi-related ranking orders: a) the line ranking that includes departments acting as revenue makers and managers tasked with accomplishing the corporation’s primary goals by implementing fundamental functions (developing policies, setting objectives, controlling day-to-day operations, and other managerial duties.) b) the staff ranking that classifies departments as revenue consumers and their managers as being accountable for operations that reinforce line functions (maintenance, staff administration, accounting, etc.).
In a Sentence:
- Due to the confusion occurring between line and staff management, the senior directors of the corporation weren’t able to efficiently run the company.
- After the end of the Second World War, the number of available line and staff management positions effectively doubled, opening up new career opportunities for thousands of Americans.
- To improve the overall running of our company, we have to involve senior line and staff management in the decision-making process more.
Synonyms and related words: line function, staff function, human resources, public relations, staff management