I'm working as a part of a team, however my actual work is related to tasks focusing around 3 or more separate teams, such as a solution architect in an IT environment.
Since there is a lot of work to be done and just one me, I was thinking of a reasonable way of asking my manager for permission to build a team. The idea is that I would have someone to help me with the day to day tasks. Ideally, I would prefer to build up internally (3 people for now) and perhaps using people on share time basis i.e. I get people from other teams for 50% of their work time.
The aim here is not for monetary gratification (although it's always nice ;) ) but for pushing the project further and getting some skill as a team leader.
How would I start the conversation about it and who should I engage? (direct manager or the person above him ).
I would like the message to be clear that I would oversee the team i.e. maybe not from the hire/fire perspective but who do I choose and how do I manage the efforts of the team.