I have been the top performer in my team for three years and was promoted to manager.
I have struggled a bit in terms of establishing authority for my new role and this has sometimes made my individual contributions less effective than I expected from myself, though I always got only positive feedback from my superiors and my team as a whole has still performed beyond expectations.
In the past few months I have been asked to delegate as many of my responsibilities as possible so I can become a "free resource" in the company.
Moreover some others in the company - not in my team - are also being groomed with the responsibilities of my role.
While I am becoming a "free resource" I am not even learning anything.
I am starting to fear whether this is a strategy to make me redundant at some point.
I would like to find out more and mitigate this before it is too late.
What could it mean and how could I address this with my superiors?