Have a meeting coming up that was scheduled by a peer. We both report to the same boss.
I just received the materials for the meeting, not only has he volunteered individuals on my team for a project without checking with me, but also asked my team to mail a whole distribution list to volunteer for more work.
He did not pre-wire any of this with me and I have several issues including:
- My staff is fully loaded and I'd like them working on the things I think are important
- His assignments, and the one individual who jumped up to volunteer for more work, do not match in terms of skill sets are will be setup for failure
- I disagree with the whole project approach
I'd welcome the opportunity to talk to this individual, but he says he is busy until the meeting and will not have time to discuss prior.
So, do I call him out at the meeting, in front of our manager, several of our peers, and several members of both of our teams? Not sure I want to wait until after the meeting in case our manager buys in.