layer


layer
layer lay‧er [ˈleɪə ǁ -ər] noun
[countable] HUMAN RESOURCES one of the levels in an organization:

• We are operating with fewer layers of management.

marzipan layer [ˈmɑːzpæn ˌleɪə ǁ ˈmɑːrtspæn ˌleɪər]
[singular] informal HUMAN RESOURCES people in a company or organization who have important jobs but who are just below the highest position:

• If partners received fewer shares, the surplus could be distributed to the so-called marzipan layer of key managing directors just below partnership level.

— compare middle management management

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layer UK US /leɪər/ noun [C]
HR the group of employees or managers at a particular level of responsibility in an organization: layer of bureaucracy/management »

She argued that a joint governing board was a needless layer of bureaucracy.

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We've cut the number of management layers from five to three.

a thin sheet of a substance on top of a surface, or a level of material that is different from the material on either side: layer of paint/soil/plastic, etc. »

The case was made of layers of plastic, paint, and titanium.

»

a protective/waterproof/insulating layer

one of several related ways of thinking or doing something: »

a layer of complexity/meaning

See also MARZIPAN LAYER(Cf. marzipan layer)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

Synonyms:
, , / (as of bricks) / (laid in the ground for propagation)


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