Issue with colleague
whatdoyousayhey · 26/02/2023 13:09
I started a new job about 6 months ago leading one half of a team, there is another person who leads the other half of the team (different elements of a department).
Their team has had some issues with team members being unhappy with the workload and the management and for whatever reason they often seek my advice on how to deal with things, despite us having (the same) direct line management who they could speak to.
The issue I’m having is that they are telling our line manager that issues in her team have now been caused by advice I have given her (which I most certainly have not, I’ve tried to be diplomatic whilst pushing her towards speaking to our line manager) … on top of this she’s claimed I have said something quite mean about someone in her team.
Ive now been “warned” (unofficially) by my line manager about getting involved and also about staying professional etc. I’ve got a 121 with her this week - should I bring it up and fight my corner or should I just leave it and move on? It’s left me feeling quite stressed about going in on Monday to be honest and I’m not quite sure how to handle it!! Any advice?
drpet49 · 26/02/2023 13:18
“Their team has had some issues with team members being unhappy with the workload and the management and for whatever reason they often seek my advice on how to deal with things, despite us having (the same) direct line management who they could speak to.”
^So instead of going to the person who leads this other team they are coming to you? You should’ve directed them to complain to their lead. Why didn’t you?
Gazelda · 26/02/2023 13:18
If I were you, I'd bring it up briefly in your 121 by saying something like
"I just wanted to reiterate that the accusations x made about me are incorrect. None of what she said happened. I don't want to dwell on it, but would like it on record that I dispute her version.
Anyway, let's move on.
Can we chat about x project ..."
whatdoyousayhey · 26/02/2023 13:27
Sorry maybe didn’t explain very well - the team leader is coming to me and not our direct line manager (we have the same one) - but I have been pushing her back to them and tried to not really input anything. I don’t really know much about her side so not really sure why she was asking me - this is why I’m even more annoyed!
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