I am a Director and I report to the CIO. I am new to the team (9 months). There is an Associate CIO, (7 years at this place) but I do not report to them. The CIO asked me to interview some candidates for two positions that we have on my team. The CIO was out of town and I went forward with the interviews. The day of the interviews the Associate CIO injects themselves into the process. Not being sure if the CIO told them do this or not and not being able to contact the CIO, I agreed. The interviews worked out and I did get a little value from the additional viewpoint. However, looking back on it, I'm sure that I don't want this sort of surprise again.
I'm not sure how to deal with this ... Should I ...
1) Ignore the situation. Push back next time.
2) Confront the Associate CIO.
3) Feedback to Associate CIO (when you inject yourself into my process...)
4) Something else...
Thanks for your insight.