Seeking the advice of the more experience MT / CT listeners regarding use of peer feedback for a peer making overt attacks (in a management meeting, at which I was not present) on the way I have managed my team
I am usually a manager for a team which has recently been struggling (large workload, people feeling burnt out as a consequence) but I am currently on a project. The manager replacing me has successfully lobbied for assistance with extra staffing for my team and another team (that of the peer in question) to take some of the workload, as that team's workload is substantially lower. This has created some conflict between the 2 managers.
I have heard from the manager covering my position that my peer manager today made negative comments in a management meeting today overtly stating that I had not managed the team well and if I had managed my team his way, his team would not be propping up my team.
I would disagree with his assessment. I am concerned that it will be difficult to sustain a productive working relationship with my peer when I return to my usual position. I am also angry and defensive about his comments and view them as unprofessional, hurtful and inappropriate. I am pleased to report the manager replacing me did defend my position.
I am in 2 minds whether to confront him on this. He is known to throw tantrums and is quick to go to senior management when he feels hard done by. I want to maintain harmonious relationships but also don't want this behaviour to go unchecked.
Any thoughts on how or whether to address.