Reformed City Planner
Ok, I have a question for the planners out there.
We have an employee who's been here for 4 years. They started as a Planner and for 2½ years in the position did excellent work for a busy department. Dependable, creative, hardworking, earned excellent reviews.
About 1½ years ago, they were promoted to Senior Planner, head of a section within the department. Since then, there's less enthusiam about work, too many deadlines missed, and the people in that section aren't working as well as they could be.
I think this could be a case of promoting someone beyond their abilities or interests. They've said they enjoyed their previous position better then their current one, and was performing better at it.
If they were to accept a "demotion" back to Planner, do you think where would be a stigma about them? If that happened in your organization, would you feel differently about the person? Do you think this would negatively affect their career, going back to Planner from Senior Planner.