Two months ago my boss confided some organizational changes to me that primarily meant a major change in my role and that of my department.
Evidently he feels I would be better suited in a more specialist role in the company because he feels the size of my dept has out grown my ability to manage it. I have utilized MT tools to, I think good purpose, but I guess I have come up short. In the end I feel I have done the best job I know how given allotment of resources.
Typical of my boss, who is not a detail guy, it is basically up to me to define a new role with another group he has suggested I move into. One plus is, I have a good relationship with the person with whom I would report. I also think a new position would allow me time to reset and think about what a good next step is for me. My current position is very much a pressure cooker, which to a certain extent I am glad to be relieved of.
Anyway its been close to two months, I've discussed changes with my boss's boss, I've given heads up to some of my staff because I think they have the right to know, yet my boss seems to be hesitant to formally make any changes. I think part of problem is he is not a hands on boss and he is unsure about how to realign things.
The end result is I'm nervous and frustrated, my staff's nervous... and these impending changes are seriously distracting my staff and me from working through a very busy period.
Was it a good move to inform some of my staff about impending changes?One team member is particularly upset because he doesn't like prospect of working for my envisioned replacement and I think he is nervous how it will impact his position. Basically I let the cat out of bag because I feel pretty bad about keeping secrets, especially when people are working hard for me and thinking we are moving ball forward together...it didn't feel quite right.
My sounding board on my team thinks I should take bull by horns and propose a transition plan to my boss. As I am rather unmotivated by the whole plan, or lack there of , I find it hard to do this. Any thoughts here?