Once upon a time, middle management was vital, to help offload top management for supervising line-of-chain manually … before we were reaching seamless communications generation. Business organizations regardless of public or private expect to run flatter, faster, leaner. And The COVID-19 pandemic crisis once again, testing for whether middle management carries any value added to the enterprise of all kinds. Traditional management hierarchy expected to accelerate the transform in the next-normal, if they are yet to massive transform yet during the period.
During COVID-19 crisis, once again, tested during the emergency situation, who can make the decision fast and eliminate all the middle management. It let a lot of enterprise too realised, concentrating power to the top management and by letting go for middle management and direct to the functional and execution employees, is one of the key result areas (KRA). As such, we notice massive chop off or downsizing takes place worldwide. Enterprise once again, “reengineering the corporation” and this round is without middle management.
Modern enterprise, whether public or private sector, we just need productive frontline workers to make independent decisions and function productively on cross functional teams and routine. In the modern world, we are asking for better leaders to lead enterprises, so properly trained and experienced workers can focus their time on getting what they hire for, to get a job done.
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