Moving into management is tempting to many IT pros, but before jumping into a position you’re not ready for, there are a few issues you should examine.
I’ve been fortunate to have managed thousands of employees in my 20-plus years of managing IT resources. One of the interesting things I’ve consistently noticed during that time is how many employees want to become managers.
I absolutely love managing IT organizations and the people within them, but it’s not all glory and accolades. There is also hard work, frustration and tremendous challenges required to do the job right. So before you start applying for that open management role, you should take a closer look at the job.
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Source: IT Strategy