About a year ago I was apprached by someone in another department asking about a possible move should a position on my team open up.
One has, and I have asked the individual if he is still interested in the move. He is, so I have scheduled a meeting with his line manager to request the transfer.
My rationale for asking the direct before approaching his manager was to find out if the move was still what he wanted so as not to rock the boat if it wasn't
Should I have briefed the manager before making the follow-up enquiry? If so, I want to apologize and would appreciate some suggestions on how to frame it.
If not, but the manager thinks I have, how can I best handle the situation?