I got promoted to a manager almost two years ago in my company (IT industry). Since then, the process to get hands off the technical stuff has been gradual and step by step. Recently I just deleted all my accounts and access to the systems: even if I would like to, I cannot get hands on anymore.
At some extend I think that's good and it helps me out to get 100% focus on management and leadership only. On the other hand, I'm loosing knowledge and touch with technology.
I won't pretend to be a manager and an engineer at same time, but keeping in touch with technology (especially if you're in a rapid change industry as IT is) is an advantatge more than a backside. Right?
How would you do that? And, if not... why?
Thanks a lot.