Meaning – The term put in place, refers to the act of preparing a blueprint or process to accomplish a task, either on a project or within an organization.
Usually, when there is a task that is repetitive and is also critical to the organization, rather than manually performing the task every single time, the employees put in place, a blueprint or automation, that can perform the task whenever required, as many times as possible.
The term put in place may also refer to the situation where the manager puts the employee in his place when the latter acts out of turn or exerts his/her own authority.
Example of usage – “When he saw that the employee under him was acting out of turn, he decided to take some time out of his schedule and put the employee in place. There was no room for two leaders on the project, and he needed to show his employees that he was in charge.”