Promoting a Project Manager to Head of Department. How will this impact…
Promoting a Project Manager to Head of Department. How will this impact the organisation?
How will the other employees react?
Will they be resistant to taking orders from someone they percieve as their peer?
Will they see this as indication that there is possible career advancements?
Will they percieve the CEO as taking a step back?
Will they see a need for the role?
Will they percieve this as an indictment of their own performance?
Will it be seen as answering a problem or creating bureaucracy?
How will the clients percieve this?
Would they prefer to deal directly with the new 'higher' position?
Or would they prefer to deal with the person in charge of their project, rather than a faceless department head :
Will they percieve the company to be more official through having different job roles?
Will it change business processes and protocols?
Impact on the business
Cost involved in offering a promotion and recruiting new staff
Who will take over their original role?
Will it interrupt protocols and operations?
will the organisational structure become complicated?
Adding an extra layer of red tape?
Building the company culture
Show to be rewarding good work
Delegation of Duties allowing specialisation
Allow higher position roles to focus on other duties
How will the Project Manager react?
See it as a new challenge?
See it as more responsibility?
Will they feel comfortable being in charge of their colleagues?
Negotiations to be expected?
What is the goal? Does it solve an issue?
Free up time for others?
Impact on company culture?
How much authority will the new Head have to change the company?
Is it better to recruit externally?
Resistance to outside hiring?