i have been moved to a new department to manage a couple of teams and one direct in particular has made it very clear that he expected to have the position himself.
While i am aware that feedback needs to be given, according to MT, we should fit in and not start feedback for 3 months. Also, while i know feedback of some sort should be given to this direct, i am unsure of how to approach the issue
I have only been managing the team for a couple of days and in our first team meeting, the direct asked me if my job role was actually manager as he had spoken to my boss and was under the impression that i was just a new member of the team.
He knew fine well that i was the new manager as an announcement had already been made. He was basically just trying to undermine me in front of the team.
On the very first day, he introduced me to the team as "someone who is coming to learn what we do", rather than a new manager.
Now i am unsure if i should give him feedback in the team meeting when he tries to undermine me, or if i should ignore it and then address it on a one on one or separately in a moment of feedback?
I would like to cap this before it becomes a bigger issue, but do not want to slam this direct and make him totally unproductive and some sort of nemesis!
Thanks, any help would be a great relief!