BLUF: One of my peers (manager) gives feedback and direction to my direct, and many times it is contrary to the feedback & direction I am giving. What is the best way to address this?
For some time now, one of my peer managers has been giving feedback and direction on my direct's projects, which seems to be eroding the relationship with my direct and with my peer.
Normally I would just address this using the guidance from the Peer Feedback model podcast, but it's very common for my team and I and my peer and his team to work closely on projects, so I want to be cautious and not disrupt the atmosphere of collaboration that’s been established.
What compounds the issue is that, due to space limitations, my direct and my peer share a work area (sit next to each other), while I am located in an adjoining building. Meaning that there is a great deal of relationship building going on between the two, which normally would be a good healthy occurrence where it not for the mixed feedback and direction.
I realize that this may read as sour grapes and that I should be pleased that the two teams are working well together, it's just that the direction my direct is being given is, in some case, vastly different to mine.
Thank you for your advice,