Three steps forward, two steps back.
Hi, it's been a while since I posted on here but I have received some news at work today that I thought I would share.
Just to give you a brief background, back in January I was requested to leave my current role in a specialist area to concentrate on a new project the company was delivering. This, more than anything would aid my own development, I weighed up the pros and cons and made my decision, go with the project role. A few weeks later I left the department and became a "Floating" Manager helping out in a different department (to cover long term sickness) until the specifics were ironed out.
The role never transpired.
I continued to be a "Floater" and settled nicely into a team where I let my knowledge and general people management skills do the talking. Six months down the line, the original role is not going to come about, the team that I am currently looking after is getting their original manager back and due to a company re structure guess where they have asked me to go - yes back to the original specialist department.
During the last 6 months I feel as though my knowledge within the business and throughout the industry has increased ten fold. The relationships I have forged with colleagues and direct reports is fantastic and the improvement I have made with the team has been noticed by my manager and also his.
The department, colleagues and directs want to keep me, but also the specialist department are also requesting my services.
I have been advised that the two managers involved are going to be meeting in the next two weeks to decide where I will lie, however I feel as though if I go back to the original department I will be taking a step back in the knowledge I have gained.
In the long run I have made my feelings known about where I would like to manage but the final decision is out of my hands, I am prepared to go back to the specialist team and let my knowledge and hard work do the talking - but would prefer to advance within the company and feel as though if I stop out of this department would be my best means to do this.
Sorry for the long rant, but I really had to get this off my chest :(
I know this is not really a question but I would value your comments and advice.