Definition: is an individual that is appointed as the head of an income consuming department (accounting, HR, customer relations, etc.) and is responsible for providing counsel and information regarding the department’s employees to the line manager. A staff manager generally isn’t connected to any operating decisions as they are the responsibility of the line manager. However, in most companies, the staff manager’s opinion on worker-related issues is valued more heavily, as he or she has more is information about the employees’ strengths, weaknesses, problems, etc.
In a Sentence:
Even when William was an ordinary employee, he still cared for his colleagues greatly, so when he was appointed as the staff manager of the accounting department, it wasn’t a surprise to anyone.
Despite the staff manager’s efforts to get an extra day off for Thanksgiving on Friday, the line manager’s decision was unbendable.
Murray didn’t really know what reasons laid behind the poor performance of the customer relations department, so he consulted the staff manager to try to deal with this problem.
Synonyms and related words: staff management, line manager, line management, managerial staff, line & staff organization