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This is a role with two common meanings. (a) A person directly responsible for achieving the objectives of the organization. The line manager is supported in this role by staff managers who provide support functions, such as pay administration, training, or maintenance. In many respects, line manager is an ambiguous term because it depends on the specific context: it can be used to describe varied roles in different organizations. (b) A person to whom one is accountable as an employee. Irrespective of the functional role or level of the manager, he or she will have the responsibility for allocating work and monitoring the performance of a number employees (direct report).

(a) A person directly responsible for achieving the objectives of the organization. The line manager is supported in this role by staff managers who provide support functions, such as pay administration, training, or maintenance. In many respects, line manager is an ambiguous term because it depends on the specific context: it can be used to describe varied roles in different organizations. (b) A person to whom one is accountable as an employee. Irrespective of the functional role or level of the manager, he or she will have the responsibility for allocating work and monitoring the performance of a number employees (direct report)

Subjects: Human Resource Management.


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