Insights on Transitioning to a Managerial Role from Tech Lead/Architect
Hope you're all doing well! I find myself at a crossroads in my career and would greatly appreciate your valuable insights.
I currently hold a Tech Lead/Architect role with approximately 11 years of backend-heavy experience. I've been presented with the opportunity to transition into a managerial position from an individual contributor (IC) title. I'm in a bit of a dilemma as I don't have strong inclinations either way(accept or decline) and would like to weigh the pros and cons.
Some background, In my current project, I'm already overseeing team tasks, running sync-ups, and managing to find some time for development alongside design and reviews. Some colleagues believe I could make a good manager, citing qualities such as being easy to work with, having a developer's heart, and a keen understanding of individual differences and abilities, which I strive to balance effectively.
While I'm neither overly excited nor opposed to this transition, I am leaning towards the advice of "If in confusion, go for it." I'm curious to hear about your thoughts, experiences, and insights on making such a transition, considering the current market trends and growth.
Looking forward to learning from your perspectives!