BLUF: Should I raise concerns about a manager I'm likely to be reassigned to?
Me: High C individual contributor. I report to a great (High D, moderately high C), geographically local director who lets me do great work.
At a PA tomorrow I expect to be reassigned to a geographically remote manager who seems to have limited technical understanding, which makes technical conversations about work more difficult.
I'm concerned that if I report to the new manager I won't be able to contribute as well.
- I recognize in myself that I have difficulty following weaker leaders.
- I seem to recall reading that for technical positions, the technical competence of the supervisor has significant impact on retention.
- I enjoy what I'm doing, and I'm concerned I'll be limited in how I can contribute if things change.
- I don't want to tear down the team or put myself in a position where I won't be able to deliver results as effectively.
Would raising these concerns with my director tomorrow be proper and reasonable or galactically stupid?
Any thoughts on an approach would be appreciated.