A new manager was hired recently for our department. Her managerial rank is the same as mine. She is quite knowledgeable and has many good ideas on how we can improve our operations. However, she is often abrasive and condescending to others. She makes comments like "That doesn't make sense" and "Come on, I sent that to you 2 weeks ago!" in a very rude tone.
I have had 4 members of department come to me and say that they either want to work with my team and/or that they cannot work with her. I have escalated this to the department manager, and he said he will pass along the feedback.
My worry is that because she is getting results, maybe nothing will get done. And, in the meantime, what to do when she also says these kinds of comments to me? Being the planning type, when I get those "that doesn't make sense", I tend to lose myself and cannot respond why it does.
Several factors in play here, but any initial support in how to provide feedback to her as a peer and handle these abrasive comments would be appreciated.