I have got into a situation in my workplace and I would like to change my sub-team. The team I am working in is about 25 people working in 6 sub-teams on different problems and every sub-team has its own line manager.
I have got negative interaction with my direct line manager for quite some time now. He always tries to devalue my work and micromanage my daily works. In fact there is a long history of negative interaction between me and him and I had raised a question here in workplace in the past too (link).
I am considering to ask my team leader to change my sub-team because of two reasons:
- I had actually enough of being humilated by my line manager. I am not able to work in my current position and ignore being humiliated regularly.
- I am not learning anything new in my current position. I am aware this can be due to the negative interaction between me and my line manager but I am totally bored with my current work.
At the moment, I am not sure how to approach the team leader for this. He is aware of the negative interaction between me and the line manager, however, I am not sure how could I put forward my request in a professional way.