Never Burn Bridges
A reorganization in my department was announced today.
While no layoffs are in the works, – that’s what we have been told so far – here’s some quick observations/thoughts/opinions on my reorganization experience.
- Don’t burn bridges. Let me repeat this…never burn bridges. It’s a smaller world than you think it is, and you never know who you will end up working for, with, along….think about any preposition you want to use here.
- Development is in your hands. If you want to develop your career, don’t wait for your manager to develop your career. Take your career by the horns, and steer it. Because if you leave it up to your manager it won’t happen. One of my coworkers has been relocated to a new team. It came as a shock to her. She wasn’t asked if she wanted to move to the new team. My manager simply “did what she wanted.” She has been wanting to develop her career, and asking to switch positions; handle a new commodity category. She didn’t want to move to the new team, but my manager already found a new replacement. Let’s just say she was not pleasantly surprised.
- Our organization seems to be getting top heavier. In management’s words, they are adding “line managers” to manage work more effectively.
Do any of you have experiences with reorganizations? Any interesting stories to share?