I thought it would be easy to find information on this, but it's actually ended up being surprisingly difficult to get concrete information on this.
I worked as a contractor for a number of years, so I've worked with a fair number of managers; it seems like most of the middle managers I've worked with only spend a relatively small amount of time interacting with their subordinates (e.g. during the the morning standup, perhaps a couple of meetings a week). What do middle managers typically do during the time that they're not interacting with their subordinates? Is someone aware of a breakdown of a typical daily or weekly schedule of a middle manager, and exactly what kind of administrative tasks they'd be required to perform?
I know that a lot of them seem to have a lot of meetings, but what kind of meetings do they tend to have and why?