Ugly Work Situation

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about reorganization: the work of her unit was part of a larger department, but that department was split up due to some very ugly office politics.

Within the past year, I was promoted to department head at a large organization. My new position includes a long-term project of combing several smaller units (including the one I started in) into a new department as well as representing the organization throughout the state and nationally. The promotion came out of the blue, but I am told that the higher-ups were very impressed with the work I had done with my previous unit.

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