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Question :

My superior just informed me his new direction of business development, that he'd like to shift some of my jobs/business area to another team.  Of course this also means some kind of restructure of headcount and job re-allocation. To some degree I agree this is a good new direction.  However, I have hard feeling why not to allocate more resources to my team so that I can keep this opportunity for career development.  I wonder if he's not satisfied with my performance and his reasoning is to share down my workload.  Should I counter-propose to him, or simply accept him?  Does this change ruin my career & résumé?

Posted by Big big on Saturday, 23 Apr 2011

Comments :

Been there

Posted Tuesday 21st June 2011 11:36:00 PM


Sounds like he wants you out of the picture with this demotion of duties or at least thinks your team is less important. Otherwise why would he give more resources to the other team. Or maybe your boss just wants to stir things up for some healthy competition. In any case you need to lift your game or get left behind biting the dust. You should never get complacent in your job. Try to show how indispensible your team is in order to fight for more resources. Good luck!

Career Doctor

Posted Tuesday 10th May 2011 12:08:00 AM


Instead of guessing your boss's motives, why don't you talk to him openly and sincerely? Don't express your viewpoints first, instead listen to what he has to say. That'll give you a better idea on what to ask and to modify your questions accordingly. Especially since you agree that this new direction is good, you must learn if there's something you're missing or lacking of and hence this move. As long as you're polite and cooperative, it could only do you and your boss good, communication is important as is understanding!


Posted Friday 6th May 2011 09:43:00 AM


I think you should try to see the allocation of resource from "above" - the big picture. The inevitable restructuring of team may not mean your boss is disatisifed with your performance. You should also have an idea of how you performed in the past and present. Surely if your boss is disatisfied with your performance, he would have told you that already. If you underperform, you would have been out the door. If you want to be sure, why don't you have a one-to-one chat with your boss?