I have grown my team to 25 people From team of 8 over the last 2 years and I have been doing fantastic. I manage a small but growing channel for the company. Only problem is now , that my channel is becoming significant enough, that it can't be considered an alternate channel. Ordinarily I would be really happy, but my boss has told me I would have to fold my team whom I built with my blood sweat and tears into another managers group because my channel is no longer an alternate one, while I move on to an individual contributor role which is more strategic. I would lose my entire team.
I am thinking about this as a demotion because I really want to accomplish more with my team. Am I thinking too hard?