I have a question about a possible shift in my career.
Right now, I'm overseeing 25 people. I like to call them my "indirects", because while I'm running operations and training, writing reviews and giving feedback, their project managers have as much or more authority over them as I do.
I have a company that is actively, almost desperately, trying to recruit me to do the same job for them. I've made a bit of a name for myself in my field of expertise, namely switching architects from 2D CAD to the newer BIM technology. I'm also known for making templates and small add-ons to the program to cut down on repetitive tasks and simplify the usage for a company's specific needs. My work in that area (before I knew how to manage and was just the tech geek) cut an average of 5 to 10% off the production time of each project we did.
This company's transition was not going well when their current leader of the transition left. Now they want me to help get them on course... the difference is that they have some 200 users compared to the 25 I have now.
It is fair to say that improving the effectiveness of 200 users is much more valuable to a company than doing so for 25 and that my salary should be significantly higher in the new role?