i have been comtemplating to move to another position elsewhere. I manage an office here where the boss (let's call him the senior management) is elsewhere (interstate). i've been in this position for about 2 years (after 18 months out of uni). for the past 18 months or so, the senior management has not been communicating with me in regards to staff review, staff upgrades, monthly turnover and overall company performance, just to name a few. in fact, from the past manager, senior management has communication problems especially with male staff.
present number of staff has increased from 4 to 9. incoming jobs have increased double. both situation since i took over. however, i think i still lack some skills. I did not have any management skills before i took over as the manager. senior management thinks that management courses are a waste of time and money so the boss said he'll lend me a book on management to read instead. so i do not have any formal management training. In addition, i do not have the luxury of learning from someone more experience than me (as i am the most senior and experience in this office) but senior managment are not always there to help (sometimes not at all... yup senior mnagement did a runner on me many times) when in need. and i know i have plenty to learn cos when i speak to the more experience professionals, i do not really understand the topics they are talking about. i need to gain some experience, be it management and/or technical but i'm not exactly getting them.
this is where problems start. as the manager, i make on the spot decisions to my best capability and knowledge. when the decision is wrong, i get a nasty call from senior management. in addition, senior management has been conversing to another colleague about office matters rather than to me. this don't really matter cos it means i wouldn't have to do more work and get a middle management wage. but then again, it is not good for my well being. i want to learn, be it from my errors or making right decisions. i'm not getting feedback about my performance.
so like i said earlier, i'm thinking about moving to elsewhere to learn from an experience professional (and i know where i can find it). but are the reasons i mentioned,personally, justifiable to move on or should i speak to senior management?
your views will be appreciated. thanks in advance.