I have completed 2 years in my work profile and my team boss has agreed to change my work profile. I wish to be part of Research team which is my true interest. My manager agreed on mail to put me in research team based on my overall good work in the past 2 years
Recently, few people in "IT Software implementation" team have quit and there is a severe staff shortage. I am extremely good at IT related stuff and my manager now wants to forcibly put in me IT implementation.I am the only guy, good with IT stuff in my department. As a formal gesture, he gave me a day's time to think on my future team. However, his body language clearly shows that he doesn't want me the research team at all.
The IT team communicates with Research team and IT team to build new software. My boss is assuring me that IT team would have more learning opportunities.
However, I want to set a career in "research" and not "systems". How do I politely convince my manager to put in Research team given the genuine shortage in IT team.