Submitted by ROlden on
I have been a long time listener, have attempted to implement the tools multiple times however as a technical manager have ended up so far into the weeds it became impossible to spend the time actually managing the team.
Since recently moving positions I am as close now as I ever have been, O3s are in full swing and the feedback meeting is just a few week away. I am measuring as much as I can despite tools making it difficult (I have a lot of spreadsheets).
I've been recently wondering whether a move from being a technical manager to another field would help this even more? Is this solely an IT industry problem or do all industries try and drag managers into the becoming individual contributors? Would a lack of experience in the industry your managing people in actually be beneficial in this endeavour?
Any thoughts or experiences in this would be greatly appreciated.