I was the first person to have a position that was always out sourced in the past. Being the first person to have the job and it being a technical job I was made part of the I.T. department. With the growth of the company I was lucky enough to become a lead and hire five people to work under me with in a year of getting my first position. Now due continued growth and outstanding performance from my team we have been given the opportunity to become our own department. This new department would report directly to the General managers of the company with a dotted line to the CIO and one of the I.T. directors.
This has left me with some questions and difficult decisions. I was hoping some one may have advice or has been through this situation before.
How should I properly tell my team about the change? Is a team meeting the proper place to tell my team?
With this change I have been given the opportunity to promote one of my team members to take my old position. Three of my team want the position, but only one is ready. I have talked about it the opportunity with the one that will be taking the position. I have be coaching the other two and trying to get them in a position to move forward. Do I tell every one about the promotions in the meeting about the change to a department or do I wait till next weeks one on ones?
Thank you in advance for the help.