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May 2007

Reorg #4

Announced a few hours ago, a reorganization at work. Here is my history so far:

Jeff -> Kal -> Mark -> Llew -> Sam (36 days)
Jeff -> Kal -> Scott -> Llew -> Sam (74 days)
Jeff -> Kal -> Colin -> Llew -> Sam (145 days)
Jeff -> Brian -> Colin -> Llew -> Sam (237 days)
Jeff -> Brian -> Colin -> Llew -> Dan -> Sam -> {People}

My average is now a reorg every 123 days. But they have been getting further apart.

Now, this is actually the first change since I have been here that will have a direct effect on my day to day role.

My old boss (who reads this blog, hi!) just got a whole lot of new responsibilities and his organization just about doubled in size. He needed to no longer have direct reports. So I needed to move. (Well at least that was one of the options.)

For now, I drop down a level in terms of depth in the org chart, but at the same time my role shifts and for the first time in a few years I will have direct reports of my own and be an actual people manager again rather than a program or product manager. At the moment I have 4 people reporting to me. Plans are already in place so that by the end of June I should have 6 after one person returns from family leave and another transfers in from another group.

In terms of actual job titles and such it is considered a horizontal move, but I am hoping it is a move that will give me new opportunities to expand and grow in the future that will more than balance being one more level removed from the CEO. And I work with and get along with Dan (my new manager) very well. And I’ll still interact extensively with Llew. So all should be good.

I will have a lot to do to really step up into the new role though. So I’m sure over the next few months I’ll have my hands quite full and will be being challenged. But that is not a bad thing at all. Not at all.