line and staff management

A system of management used in large organizations in which there are two separate hierarchies; the line management side consists of line managers with responsibility for deciding the policy of and running the organization's main activities (such as manufacturing, sales, etc. ), while the staff management, and its separate staff managers, are responsible for providing such supporting services as warehousing, accounting, transport, personnel management, and plant maintenance.

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