Now when I think middle manager, the first person that comes to my mind is the PHB.
And though, I don't manage people at work, I do feel like I'm supposed to "manage" stuff.
So, I checked the definition. What does Wikipedia have to say about it?
"In pre-computer times, middle management would collect information from junior management and reassemble it for senior management. With the advent of inexpensive PCs this function has been taken over by e-business systems. During the 1980s and 1990s thousands of middle managers were made redundant for this reason."
Finding, re-assembling and presenting information for others: isn't that a non-negligible part of most people's jobs now (at a large company anyway?)
So, does an efficient company eliminate middle management? Or is everyone middle management?