I have just had a meeting with my manager and he has told me to stop O3s, feedback, delegating and coaching.
What do I do??
The issue is culture centric, he has decided that the trinity is too formal for the cultural despite 1 year 3 months of running the trinity with spectacular results.
Background: i recently had to discipline a team member for major negligence and was forced by our legal advisor to give a written warning rather that terminate despite well documented evidence. The team member immediately resigned with 5 weeks notice. I recommend to pay out the remaining time due to hostile reaction to the warning. I was then advised we couldn't do that. In the meantime the team member started a toxic whisper campaign, which I was unaware of until it was too late & my relationships with half the team suddenly crashed.
I have worked really hard over the past 2 months to get things back on track and I am finally reaping the benefits and morale is getting back to normal. However, 1 &1/2 weeks ago the manager from another department was hastily appointed as my manager (1 days notice) and began an investigation.
Today he had a lunch meeting with me to deliver his results and dictated how I am to manage going forward. The trinity is off, along with saying hello to the team in the morning, running meeting on time ,
Celebrating big team achievements, DISC and documenting. All in the interests of making the team happier (confusing). Also some comments that the use of the feedback model and starting O3s and my personality were perceived as disingenuous and robotic, but I was unable to get any further information on what was giving this impression or how I could improve (despite numerous follow up questions, I was eventual told to Google how not to be robot in a joking tone).
I had even giving him show notes on the trinity so he could better understand how I manage.
I'm feeling lost and confused and desperate want to get the team back to their best and i have no idea how to do that without the trinity.
I'm told my job is not at risk, but i know that results will quickly drop without feedback & O3's & sure as anything my job will be at risk then.
Help me please.
Mark and Mike, this is my darkest day i need your guidance more than ever!