I have served my current employer in a management role for the past three years. In those three years, our company has grown and experienced associated growing pains (organization restructures, etc.). Growing pains have included changes in staff/positions.
Our latest change has impacted my position. In the time I've been with the company, I humbly submit that I've expended long hours building a solid team. As of this writing, I have 20 direct reports across two departments.
As of this coming Monday, I will have no department/direct reports and have been assigned to a "newly created" position that's yet to be defined. My passion for my job was truely our staff. I felt that if I made the investments in the staff (weekly one-on-ones, internal promotions, flexible scheduling, professional development, etc.), our organizational goals would be readily achieved -- and they were. And the coaching, mentoring, etc., is what brought me back to my work every day.
My teams have been realigned under another manager. I was told the alignment had nothing to do with my performance. (Seems difficult to accept, however.) I feel as though the passion for my work is gone, and I've been isolated to a meaningless, non-value added position.
I sincerely appreciate the employment; it was a career before...now it seems as though it's simply a job with little opportunity.
Should I stay or should I go? It appears I've been blessed with a job for a time, or perhaps I've been given time to begin looking for other career opportunities.
Be assured...no pity party, blame game, or playing the victim. Simply trying to discern direction.
Thanks, in advance, for your feedback.